Timber Harvesters of Louisiana have organized a training class to address the changes of their industry from one that was historically manual-labor intensive to meet the new technology skills. Now, master loggers operate heavy equipment from air conditioned cabs to cut, delimb, and transfer trees. Joysticks, computers, and safety are primary “tools” of the modern logging industry.
NEW Training Course to begin SOON! REGISTER NOW!!!
Timber Harvesters Operator Training will be piloted June 3, 2013 through the Central Louisiana Technical and Community College at Winnfield as a 16-week course: 8 weeks in the classroom and 8 weeks in the field. Financial aid is available.
CLTCC – Huey P. Long Campus, Winnfield, LA: REGISTER BY MAY 13! Call 318-628-4342.
Classroom: June 3 – July 25 5:00 p.m – 9:00 p.m Field Training: July 29 – Sept 20 7:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m.
Cost: $960 tuition and steel-toed boots; Financial assistance could make this nearly FREE for you to attend!
Opportunity! Start your new career by the end of September 2013!!!
Those completing the Timber Harvesters Operator Training will leave with a certification as a Master Logger (required for working in the Louisiana logging/timber industry) and OSHA 10-hour and CPR certifications. Typically, starting salaries are $27,000-$32,000 and Timber Harvesters work 5-6 days per week!
By the end of September, you could be starting a new career!
Public Private Partnership
Independent loggers have worked with the Central Louisiana Technical & Community College in Winnfield to establish the curriculum and obtained qualified professionals as volunteers in teaching the course to help keep the cost low and are continuing to secure sponsorships to provide industry-based financial assistance for the effort.
Additionally, USDA (Pineville, LA), Workforce Investment Area 60/Business and Career Solutions Centers, and Kisatchie-Delta Regional Planning & Development District are working with the CLTCC and leadership from the independent loggers to market the course, secure enrollment, and impact opportunities for Louisiana’s logging industry.