NH forest career training

Art by Myah Teague.

Attention juniors!

Are you interested in a career centered around the protection of New Hampshire’s precious forests? Well, you’re in luck! On Thursday, May 7, 2020, a Forest Industry Career Field Day will be held at Bear Brook State Park, located in Allenstown, N.H., from 9 a. m. to 3 p.m. Due to the lack of workers in the forestry business, the New Hampshire Timberland Owners Association (NHTOA), based in Concord, N.H., created a committee a little over one year ago to study high school students’ career interests. The NHTOA strives to inform teachers and students about forest production job options and equip high school students with interactive training, which results in “tangible certification.”

The Forest Industry Career Field Day in May, mentioned above, will include New Hampshire forests’ representatives who will travel with equipment. Using their tools, they will be able to show and teach high school students about how they are used. These individuals are also representing their companiesnot only their forest sectorsto present career opportunities at their companies. If you are interested in helping the forest and finding a career in doing so, please feel free to attend. High school guidance counselors and administrators are encouraged to come as well.

Please see the February Counseling Newsletter emailed by Mrs. O’Dea for more information, or click here to be directed to the NHTOA’s website.

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