Bradford Sawmill, McKean County

Wood, Wood Products and Publishing

The Wood, Wood Products and Publishing (WWP) cluster incorporates a supply line from raw material to finished product.

It includes logging and lumber production, through the production of paper, to the publishing of magazines and newspapers.

Industries found within the cluster include sawmills, truss manufacturing, stationery product manufacturing, printing machinery & equipment manufacturing, bookstores and greeting card publishers.

Career pathways in Wood, Wood Products and Publishing

Career pathways are valuable tools that help both job seekers and employers share an understanding of the pathways of job and training opportunities in the North Central Pennsylvania Workforce Development Area.

Ken Spaich, McKean County
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OccupationsTop skillsSalary range
HS Diploma or Equivalency
  • Tree Trimmers and Pruners
  • Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood
  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
  • applies health and safety concepts
  • observes critically
Certificate (1-2 years)
  • Industrial Machinery Mechanics
  • Heavy & Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers
  • solves problems
  • demonstrates self-management strategies
Associate’s Degree (2 years)
  • First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers
  • listens with understanding
  • makes decisions
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (4+ years)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
  • Industrial Production Managers
  • Soil and Plant Scientists
  • applies mathematical concepts and operations
  • demonstrates quality consciousness