free course addresses skills shortages in agriculture and forest management

A free course is being held in East Devon in January with the aim of addressing regional skills shortages in agriculture and forest management.

Bicton College hosts the eight-week course, challenging farmland and woodland management.

the Train4Tomorrow is a government-funded program that supports adults with free training in the South West, with the goal of developing skills industry demand.

In January, Bicton College is hosting an eight week course in Agro-Technological Timber Management.

There are no entry requirements set to participate and the course is completely free.

Students over 19 who are interested in forestry and forest management are invited to learn about the establishment, maintenance and management of forests, timber harvesting and environmental management programs. of land (ELMS), including carbon management, carbon footprint and the achievement of the Net Zero farm.

During the course, learners will plant and maintain trees and learn chainsaw management skills.

Simone Tyrie, Train4Tomorrow’s Jobs and Skills Project Coordinator, said: “The program offers adults in the South West access to free and flexible training programs with little or no experience required.

“The Agri-Tech technical skills training camps held in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset have been developed with local employers in response to regional skill shortages and are helping to help people find secure and well-paying jobs. .

“In addition to being free, the eight-week intensive courses allow people juggling employment and / or family responsibilities to acquire skills very quickly and to start practicing them as soon as they have it. finished the course. “

To apply or find out more about the free courses held in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall click here.

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