In this extraordinary episode of the Mass Timber Construction Podcast, I speak with Craig Honeyman, the Managing Director of the Accurate Group. Craig is on a mission to collect data on the number of Wood Machinist apprentices in the coming years to ensure the viability and longevity of a specific trade qualification. People make an industry and the need to continue to develop a pathways to support forestry careers to ensure the support of the mass timber and other timber-based markets is critical.
As the timber industry continues to evolve and develop, education has become one of the strongest pillars in the arsenal of many large operations. Qualified Wood Machinists are currently listed on the National Skills Needs List and are eligible for employer incentives under the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program. Wood machining is at serious risk of being declassified as a trade. This will have significant repercussions for the Timber Industry and the quality of product we are able to produce in the future.
If you can support the collection of data for the survey, please click here https://stirlingmachinery.com.au/register-wood-machining-apprentices/ and complete the form to support and evidenced based approach to the regulators to ensure wood machinery as a trade qualification is maintained.
Production by Deeelicious Beats
Music "Game Play" by Quality Quest
Podcast is a Mass Timber Construction Journal Production
Sponsors of the Podcast:
Rothoblaas is an Italian multinational with its roots in the Alpine region; a leading developer and provider of high technology solutions for all those involved in the construction with wood sector. Always engaged in finding solutions for the improvement of the sector, today Rothoblaas is one of the leading companies worldwide in the development of products and services dedicated to the wood carpentry industry, and continues to export know-how from the heart of the Italian Alps to the world.
International Association for Mass Timber Construction (IAMTC)
The International Association for Mass Timber Construction aims to promote and deliver value to its members and associated stakeholders through an all-encompassing approach to advocacy, thought-leadership, development for the architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing sectors, provide education, training/teaching and research in establishing a global mass timber construction sector across the five contents of the world.