On this past February 27th, CNC Automation’s Atlantic Regional Manager, Graig Robinson, and Woodwork Management’s, Drew Parks, met with the CCNB administration & teaching staff from Woodworking Center of Excellence – Campbelton.
The meeting agenda was to discuss the scarcity of trained employees in the woodworking industry and the very low number of students entering into the college’s woodworking program.
The goal was to create a united front and discuss how industry can help the college with student recruitment. As many recognize the changes in industry over the last few years, proposals on modifications and additions to the woodworking program were also passed around and discussed. Increased automation in the larger plants, and yes even in the smaller shops, is driving the need for well-trained woodworkers.
Both Graig and Drew are members of AWMAC’s Atlantic Chapter (http://atl.awmac.com/).