The Woodwork Institute has programs intended to promote education in the trade of architectural millwork by helping educators and school administrators develop an effective curriculum, and by providing financial aid to students of the trade through the C.E. Bernhauer, Jr. Scholarship Foundation.
Wood has been used for thousands of years
as a building material for homes, bridges, fences, barns, and furniture.
Building with wood is cost effective, aesthetically pleasing, and
environmentally responsible. MORE
Students who wish to pursue
higher education or apprenticeships in architectural millworking
are eligible to apply for the Woodwork Institute's C.E. Bernhauer,
Jr. Scholarship. The Scholarship Foundation was created in 1997
with the intent of promoting education within the architectural
millwork industry by providing financial aid for individuals pursuing
careers in woodworking. MORE
The Woodwork Institute understands the importance of promoting quality
education programs for the trades, especially in the wood crafts. The
Institute's Educational Services Director has worked hand in hand with
school administrators in California and the Western US to develop curriculum
that will prepare students for successful careers in the architectural
In addition to helping shape curriculum
and providing financial aid for those pursuing higher education, the Woodwork
Institute also facilitates the donations of raw materials to schools for
student use. Donated materials include: lumber, plywood, high pressure
laminate, etc. The Institute also donates copies of the Architectural Woodwork Standardsfor instructor and student use.
Architectural Woodwork Standards
The Architectural Woodwork Standards, 1st Edition, has been adopted and published jointly as the successor, replacement, and latest edition to AWI/AWMAC’s Quality Standards Illustrated (QSI), and WI’s Manual of Millwork (MM), effective October 1, 2009.MORE