Speaking about the new Skills Enhancement & Employee Development (SEED) programme, MechLog’s CEO, Ms Jillian Aylett Brown, said SEED is set to revolutionise the way new entrants to the forestry industry are trained. With a focus on younger participants, SEED is an innovative, customised training programme designed to support successful learning outcomes and create career development opportunities for new entrants to the industry.
“MechLog is excited to launch our Skills Enhancement & Employee Development programme. SEED is designed to improve the skills of people entering the forestry industry as well as assist the forestry sector to attract new talent. With an aging workforce and increasing demand for timber products, it is crucial that we invest in training and development to ensure a sustainable future for the industry,” Ms Aylett Brown said.
“We believe that SEED will play a crucial role in addressing the skills gap in the forestry sector and assist MechLog to attract new talent to the company. SEED is offered to new employees pursuing a career in harvesting operations with MechLog, including school leavers and those looking to transition from other industries. While places are limited, we are always interested in hearing from suitably capable applicants who are interested in joining the MechLog team”.
Successful recruits will have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications in forestry, including a Certificate III in Forestry Operations. Trainees are provided with on-the-job training by industry professionals on forestry equipment dedicated to training to ensure that their theory work has context with its practical real-world application.