Forestry skills courses funded and ready to start

Two new forestry initiatives to help address a longstanding forestry skills shortage on the East Coast of the North Island in New Zealand will get under way next month. The ManaiaSAFE Forestry School and Eastland Wood Council’s Generation Programme have both been given Government funding to get started.

The school was given NZ$301,000 to pilot its logging training programme from the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF). In April, the Generation Programme was funded NZ$215,000 over three years from the Government’s He Poutama Rangatahi employment scheme, plus an additional NZ$60,000 from the Ministry of Social Development.

Both start on October 15, with the Generation Programme taking a second intake in late April 2019. More >>.

Source: Gisborne Herald

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