Welcome to CAWP
The Centre for Advanced Wood Processing (CAWP) is Canada’s national centre for education, training and technical assistance for the wood products manufacturing industry. CAWP offers a wide range of training courses, professional e-learning programs, in-plant training, product development, and manufacturing improvement services. We also conduct and coordinate applied research and development, and support the award-winning B.Sc. in Wood Products Processing and its cooperative education program.
Learn more about our training options: Management Skills Training for the Wood Products Industry, Certificate Program in Industrial Wood Finishing, Certificate in Kiln Drying, In-Plant Training, Workshops, Seminars and Conferences.
Product Development Services for Manufacturers and Designers
CAWP helps wood products manufacturers to develop, improve, prototype and test new products, or to improve aspects of their manufacturing operations, such as quality management, plant layout, equipment evaluation and others.
CAWP benefits from cooperative relationships with a number of organizations. Our Industry Partnership Program allows organizations large and small to support and benefit from the activities of CAWP and the Wood Products Processing Program.
We strive to maintain the most up-to-date technical facilities possible to support our training, teaching, product development, testing, and research activities. CAWP is grateful to the many software, materials, services and equipment suppliers that have provided financial or in-kind support.