Current and Future Skills and Training Needs of the Forest and Timber Industry in the Murray Region Forestry Hub Area

🌳🌲 Exciting News for the Forest and Timber Industry in the Murray Region! 🌳🌲

The Murray Region Forestry Hub has taken a significant step towards shaping the future of our industry! ForestWorks was engaged to conduct a comprehensive study to assess the current and future workforce skills and training needs within our region’s forestry and wood products sector.

This study aims to identify essential areas for improvement, address workforce gaps, and pinpoint skill needs for the industry’s sustainable growth. Additionally, it delves into the challenges faced in attracting, recruiting, and retaining skilled workers in our vibrant sector.

By analysing data from Hub-wide surveys and drawing insights from the 2021 Census, the report sheds light on critical information that will help us understand our strengths and areas of development. Our collective goal is to build a skilled and safe workforce that will contribute to the long-term success of the industry.

This report is a valuable resource for shaping strategies and forming partnerships with educational institutions and governments to meet the industry’s training and skill requirements.  It’s essential to align our actions with the sector’s current and future goals, and this study provides the necessary insights to achieve that.

As members of the Forest and Timber Industry in the Murray Region, let’s celebrate this milestone and stay tuned for the exciting opportunities and developments that lie ahead!  Together, we can foster a dynamic and thriving workforce in our region.

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