Central Point, Oregon – March 10, 2014 – Microvellum, Inc., a leading cabinet design and manufacturing software provider, specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies, announced the donation of $60,000 in software to Morris Community High School.
“The woodworking industry is in need of skilled workers to fill the demands of today’s technology driven manufacturing. In fact, many of our customers tell us that they have unfilled, high-paying positions available, but can’t find engineers that have the required training.” says Dave Peel, President of Microvellum, Inc. and former President of WoodLINKS USA, a non-profit organization that helps job seekers connect with employers through partnerships between secondary and post-secondary schools and wood industry manufacturers and suppliers.
“It’s nice to know there are schools such as Morris Community High School that see this need and align themselves with the tools and technology to teach students real-world woodworking.” continued Peel.
“We’re looking forward to implementing Microvellum’s Software into our curriculum for cabinet design and manufacturing and CAD/CAM technology classes. It’s crucial to have this type of technology available to our students to help develop the skills and knowledge that will prepare them for direct entry into the wood industry after graduation.” says Mark Smith, an Industrial Technologies teacher at Morris Community High School.
To date, Microvellum has donated their cabinet design and manufacturing software to over 80 educational institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Australia. Wood industry education remains a big concern for many of today’s top wood product manufacturers. Through organizations such as Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA), WoodLinks and Microvellum, schools and students have access to the tools, training and technology needed to forge a foundation in modern wood product manufacturing.
About Woodwork Career Alliance (WCA)
The non-profit Woodwork Career Alliance of North America (WCA) actively promotes a skilled workforce for the advanced wood manufacturing industry. It’s difficult to find and keep skilled workers and it’s difficult for woodworkers to show what they know during the interview process. The industry needs a way to recognize skills and reward achievement. WCA meets that need. Our Woodwork Passport program leads to professional credentials for woodworkers and a pool of demonstrated talent for employers. The Woodwork Passport is a portable, personal, permanent record of a woodworker’s achievements. Developed by industry, our simple system for testing skills and recording the results leads to an industry-recognized certificates that stay with an individual throughout their career.
Founded in 1991, Microvellum Inc. is a leading cabinet design and manufacturing software provider, specializing in AutoCAD based CAD/CAM/CIM technologies. Microvellum is headquartered in Central Point, Oregon and has offices throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. Microvellum offers a single-source solution for 2D & 3D drawings, production reporting, labeling, job management, estimating, nested optimization, direct g-code generation and more. For more information, visit Microvellum.com.