About this Event

Webinar: "Skilled Workforce: How Online Training Programs Could Help You Grow Your Team" with Cynthia Bleskacek

  • August 10, 2021
  • 1:00 PM
  • Zoom

**Webinar Time is EST*

We know there is a significant and growing need for skilled tradespeople as our existing workforce continues to age out, but what should modern vocational training look like? And how do we overcome a serious lack of facilities and infrastructure to help more promising candidates successfully make the leap from hobby to career? Cynthia Bleskachek, creator of The Funky Little Chair, will be sharing a preview of their Basic Level Certificate, and talking about the important role that online resources could play in helping to rebuild apprenticeship paths in the U.S. There will be time after the webinar, so come with your thoughts and questions.

Cynthia Bleskachek is the creator of The Funky Little Chair in St. Paul, Minnesota. With over two decades of experience "at the bench," Cynthia is an exceptional modern upholsterer with a specific passion for modern training and education. As a respected leader in the industry, she has traveled across the country to teach, speak and provide technical/training support to both professional upholsterers and workroom owners. In addition to overseeing curriculum development and live training in St. Paul, Cynthia has been an instructor at Workroom Tech in Tryon, North Carolina, Craftsy in Denver, Colorado, and Custom Workroom Conference. She has a YouTube Channel with over 30,000 subscribers and currently serves on the board for the National Upholstery Association.

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