Put your skills to work The wood industry offers viable, professional career opportunities that are ideally suited for your skills and experience.
The opportunity is right now A Deloitte/Manufacturing Institute study projects that 3.5 million manufacturing jobs will be needed by 2025.
Innovation is driving new possibilities Advanced technology such as automation and robotic machinery means high-tech skills are in high demand.
Multiple paths to a meaningful career Paths into the wood industry include association and company apprenticeships, trade schools, and more.
Many industry associations have annual conferences and support other meetings throughout the year, including online and virtual, which are great opportunities to grow your network and learn about new opportunities, products and services in the wood industry.
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.
KBIS will be virtual in 2021 and include interactive platforms that showcase the latest industry products, trends and technologies, and offer professional development opportunities.
The 2021 Closets Conference & Expo is the national event for closets, garage, and organized storage professionals. The expo includes plant tours and all the new and trending products.