BRINGING WOODLANDS TO LIFE

Forestry Skills Plan for England and Wales

11 Feb 2019

This is part of a 5 year plan, published on 6th February, that aims to increase numbers of new entrants and improve the skills of the current workforce so that the growing forestry industry can reach its full potential.

The Forestry Skills Plan has four themes: talent attraction, skills and technical knowledge, education provision and employer support. The themes have been split into separate action plans that partners will develop and deliver over coming years.

The Forestry Skills Forum believes that industry bodies can achieve more by collaboration than working in isolation, and the plan will facilitate the long term, coordinated, targeted approach to tackling skills issues. Forum members are committed to using the plan to prioritise activity, work together efficiently and take control of the skills agenda in order to develop a skilled forestry workforce for the future.

To download the plan or find out more about the Forestry Skills Forum see: https://www.rfs.org.uk/skills-forum/

 

Courses
P1000686

Shrink Pot Making

  • The Green Wood Centre, Coalbrookdale, TF8 7DR
  • 26 Jun 2021 - 26 Jun 2021
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Wood supply chain workshop

  • Online 6:30pm - 8pm
  • 22 Jun 2021 - 22 Jun 2021
You may already know that the UK was recently the second largest net importer of forest products in the world, behind China. Clearly, there is much more to do, from Government through to individual customers, to inform and incentivise the growing and buying of more locally sourced timber; and sourced from woodland managed to a good standard.

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