Forestry is a green sector which looks set to grow, but its full growth potential can only be reached if the right work force is in place.
In 2010 a group of key forestry players came together with the aim of increasing the number of new entrants to the sector and driving the skills of the current work force. The result of their work is the Forestry Skills Action Plan.
The overall aim of the Forestry Skills Action Plan is to tackle the sector's skills issues and to ensure that the right workforce in place so that the forestry sector:
- Increases sustainable woodland management
- Realises woodland creation aspirations
- Grows and creates green jobs and businesses.
- Adds value to UK timber
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