Contribution to the seminar by discussing the need of education and training, the specialist versus the generalist by means of general approach and case studies, which are supposed to be relevant for the field and asked question. Better Wood Products Seminar is aimed at all wood element and component and wood house manufacturers willing to serve the construction industry efficiently and to improve their own productivity. Competitiveness of wood construction could be partly improved by the better recognition of problems connected with the installation of wooden elements. Manufacturers of wooden elements could identify such problems already at drawing table or factory floor. The full utilization of manufacturer’s own machinery is crucial for the economic performance. Better Wood Product Seminar presents the existing operating models from Europe and discusses the needs of continuing training for wood element manufacturers. On the basis of the seminar, the organizers will launch a joint training package for employees together with the companies.