Out of forestry school and straight into work

11 September 2020

The ManaiaSAFE Forestry School has finished its third 20-week training programme delivered in partnership with Eastern Institute of Technology.

Those who successfully complete the programme will graduate with the NZ Certificate in Forest Harvesting Operations with Strands qualification (Level 3).

“Of the 10 rookie loggers who started the programme in February, nine made it through. Eight are now in full-time logging jobs and one will be progressing into Level 4 training,” programme manager Victor Beach said.

Those in jobs are Maori between the ages of 17 and 28 — five of whom were unemployed at the start of the programme.

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