NAWLA WOOD BASICS COURSE

Spring Wood Basics | Vancouver, BC | May 8-11

Employees need that training and confidence to help a company grow and prosper. Companies need employees who know they will receive the training they need to do a good job.

The Wood Basics Course provides companies and employees the chance to invest in the future. Whether it is a new employee just starting in the industry or a veteran who is moving into a new field, the course will provide the student and company with the resources to succeed.

The Wood Basics Course is a four-day immersion class that includes both classroom training and field operations. The curriculum encompasses the entire spectrum of the forest products industry: from seed to tree, from production to sales.

About Wood Basics

History

The NAWLA Wood Basics Course was started in 1981 to educate and develop a skilled workforce for the forest products industry. More than 1,500 professionals have graduated from the course since its inception, representing a broad cross section of the industry. Since that time, the curriculum has evolved with the industry, in areas such as technology and global trade. Today, the Wood Basics Course provides companies the best value and option to ensure its employees have the tools and knowledge to help them succeed.


Curriculum

The Wood Basics Course is a four-day immersion class that includes both classroom training and field operations. Classes are taught by industry experts and cover all the topics relevant to success, such as:

  • Negotiations Training
  • Product Segmentation
  • Ask the Experts Panel
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • Forest Management & Operations

Instructors

The instructors are recognized experts in their respective fields, including corporate executives and industry consultants. Courses are also taught from professors from the Department of Forest Resources Management, the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences, Department of Wood Science and Wood Building Design and Construction from the University of British Columbia. The University provide many of the facilities, while their professors also act as instructors.

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