Forestry leaders join forces to launch university skills scheme in Wales – FE News

LEADERS in the forest sector have teamed up to launch a new skills programme.

Tilhill, the UK’s leading forest management, logging and landscaping company, and Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company, have unveiled the Foresight Sustainable Forestry Skills training programme.

The course is aimed at participants from South Walian who will receive fully funded three-week training sessions in August, September and October at Coleg Cambria Llysfasi.

These will include forestry related activities such as tree planting, quad biking, basic chainsaw skills, first aid training and much more.

David Edwards, Forestry Manager at Tilhill, said: “It is a great pleasure for us to be able to offer this exciting opportunity to join forces with the Foresight Sustainable Forestry Skills training program and help encourage people to help reshaping the future of our environment and the forest industry.

“No previous education, experience or qualifications are necessary to apply. We are looking for South Wales based candidates who are highly driven, driven, enthusiastic, reliable and adaptable.

“This would be perfect for anyone working in agriculture, ranching or entrepreneur roles or anyone looking to start a career locally in the forestry sector.”

Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company invests in forestry and reforestation programs in the UK with a primary focus on increasing the sustainable supply of timber in the UK.

Its forestry programs in Wales, Scotland and England play an important role both in tackling climate change and in tackling biodiversity loss.

Richard Kelly, co-manager of Foresight Sustainable Forestry Company, said: “The initiative will directly help rural farming communities adapt to land use change related to reforestation by providing local community members with the skills, the training, qualifications and safety equipment needed to seek employment in the forestry sector.

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