We are the education division of Lake States Lumber Association, providing training to industry employees in areas such as Hardwood Lumber Grading, Lean Manufacturing, Sawmill or Dry Kiln Startup and Expansion, Conversion to Wood Fire Boiler and others.

LSLA Education regularly offers courses in Hardwood Lumber Grading and Sawing, Edging & Trimming, as well as other courses designed to provide training to employees in the wood industry. Please check back periodically for information on training courses, which will be listed here.

We also offer funding opportunities for organizations that provide education about and for the forest industry.  If your organization is interested in applying for funding, fill out the Funding Request Application and submit it to us at or fax it to us at (906) 875-3724.

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Careers in the Wood Industry


Come make a career with us! The wood industry is looking for the next generation of skilled workers.
See the following information to learn more about these rewarding opportunities in your community.

Education in Wood Products/Forestry



Northcentral Technical College

Wood Science – Associate Degree with emphases in

  • Business and Engineering Technology
  • Furniture Design and Craftsmanship

Wood Technology – Technical Diploma


National Hardwood Lumber Association
Inspector Training School


Fox Valley Technical College
Wood Manufacturing Technology – Technical Diploma


Madison College
Cabinet Making and Millwork – Technical Diploma



University of Wisconsin – Madison
Forest Science – Baccalaureate Degree


University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
Forestry – Baccalaureate Degree


Fox Valley Technical College
Natural Resource Management—Associate Degree



Michigan State University
Forestry—Baccalaureate Degree


Michigan Technological University
Forestry—Baccalaureate Degree


Gogebic Community College
Forestry Technology—Associate Degree