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There is a path for you to make a career out of something you love. From craftsman to CAD designers, the wood industry offers modern, high-tech, and creative opportunities to put your passions to work.

It’s Your Story to Tell

  • A confident career path: A Deloitte/Manufacturing Institute study projects that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed by 2025.

  • The opportunity is growing: With millions working in the industry worldwide and increased demand for wood products, there is enormous potential.

  • There’s nothing basic about it: Advancements in automation, robotics, and design opening up new possibilities means high-tech skills are in high demand.

  • Better for more than just business: A focus on modern, sustainable forestry practices and emerging renewable technologies is the new normal.

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From High School Shop Class to High Tech
From craftsman to CAD designers working with new technologies to solve evolving challenges, the wood industry is a growing, vibrant industry.
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Got Tech Game?
Translate your passions into a career in an industry that is modern, high-tech, and offers creative, challenging opportunities for growth.
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You start with raw wood and work at it and stepping back in the end and seeing the final piece is the best of all. Not only do you get to show it off but you can be proud to say, I made that.
Sarah Provard
Student at Pittsburg State University's AMMT Program

Attend Wood Industry Events

One of the best ways to get to know the wood industry is to interact with and learn from the pros who do it every day. See below for upcoming wood industry events, webinars, and more.

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02/09 - 02/12/2021

IBS (International Builders' Show) is a leading event for the residential construction industry, featuring a trade show, educational seminars, and opportunities to connect with fellow builders.

Virtual
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02/09 - 02/12/2021

KBIS will be virtual in 2021 and include interactive platforms that showcase the latest industry products, trends and technologies, and offer professional development opportunities.

Virtual
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4/11 - 4/15/2021

Las Vegas Market is the leading home furnishings and gift market in the western U.S., presenting 4,300+ furniture, home décor and gift resources in an unrivaled market destination.

World Market Center, Las Vegas, NV