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Timber Innovations Joins Local Students for FVTC Wood Manufacturing Career Day

Timber Innovations is excited to meet future craftsmen and craftswomen at the annual Fox Valley Technical College's Hands-On, High-Tech event on April 16–17, 2024. Each year, all high school woodworking classes within 100 miles of Oshkosh are invited to explore career options in wood manufacturing. FVTC students will work with high school participants, collaborating on a hands-on project within the state-of-the-art FVTC Woodworking Technology lab and the Residential Building Construction lab. We look forward to sharing our experience in this creative and challenging field and encouraging students to explore all of the opportunities available to them.

Supporting our community and our industry is important to us. As a local home builder and remodeler for 30 years, Timber Innovations often hires students from the FVTC program, which provides well trained, professional individuals.  

Last year this event attracted over 525 high school students and their instructors. For more information, please contact Mark Lorge, Instructor, FVTC Woodworking Technology program, 920-232-6011.

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Photo courtesy of FVTC

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