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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Educational Courses

Wood Dust Safety Isn't Expensive, It's Priceless Workshop

October 5th - 8:30-3:00

Hastings Air Energy Control
5555 S. Westridge Drive
New Berlin, WI 53151


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Hardwood Lumber Grading
Short Course

October 24th-26th, 2023
Northcentral Technical College
Wood Technology Center of Excellence
312 Forrest Avenue
Antigo, WI 54409
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This class is targeted for beginners and therefore will be ideal for sawyers, edgermen, trim- mermen, grading trainees, sales people, managers and supervisors. This course will cover topics such as clear vs sound cuttings, wood characteristics and defects, hardwood lumber manufacturing standards, species, kiln dried lumber, and hands-on lumber grading.

Sawing, Edging, Trimming Class
Friday, October 27th, 2023
Menominee Tribal Enterprises
N3522 Cottage Avenue
Neopit, WI 54150
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Do you have new employees in need of training on sawing, edging, or trimming? Could your current employ-ees benefit from reviewing the basic processing concepts to better avoid common mistakes? Do you want to stop sending dollar bills into the hog? Join LSLA Education, Inc. for a one-day workshop on sawing, edging, and trimming on Thursday, August 3. This course will cover the basics of NHLA grading rules, sawing for re¬covery, and edging and trimming requirements. Bottom dollar issues of upgrade and increased recovery will be emphasized.


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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

Wood Science Technology Degrees