Industry charity Woodland Heritage has revealed the date for its next training course, along with a new bursary scheme from timber source Wood-Mizer UK.
The ‘From Woodland to Workshop’ course, which is the charity’s 19th workshop, runs from 26-28 September 2016 at the Whitney Sawmills, with 12 places available.
Wood-Mizer UK has supported the scheme by offering a bursary to help people already working in, or considering a career in the timber supply chain.
David Biggs, Wood-Mizer UK’s general manager, said: “The course reaches out to people wanting to start processing wood, whether as new entrants to the industry or as existing professionals keen to diversify and to add value to their current business operations.
“For Wood-Mizer, the new bursary is a sound investment to reach potential customers, all of whom also have the chance to try our LT-40 as part of the course’s itinerary.”
Belinda Moore, of Woodland Heritage, added: “Whilst we already have a list of potential attendees, we would be keen to receive expressions of interest from ‘end-users’ - particularly furniture designers and makers.
“The course fee is £750, but thanks to Wood-Mizer UK’s bursary one fortunate student will be able to attend for just £250.”
For more information on the course and/or to apply for the Wood-Mizer UK bursary, visit: www.woodlandheritage.org.uk.