3rd Annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day Event
The Oregon Logging Conference Foundation (OLCF) will host High School students throughout Oregon and southwest Washington at the 3rd Annual Future Forestry Workers Career Day, taking place February 21, 2020, in conjunction with the Oregon Logging Conference (OLC). Students will be able to learn first hand about current career opportunities
Participating students will be able to get up close with state of the art and technologically advanced logging and forestry equipment on display at the OLC, which is held at the Lane Events Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene. Both self-guided and guided tours will be available for those who sign up.
The Career Day itself will be held in Livestock Arena at the Fairgrounds and will include two sessions of presentations, 1st session 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m., and 2nd session 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students will learn about forestry, reforestation, logging, trucking, diesel mechanics, operating heavy equipment, and firefighting, and can talk with industry professionals about current job opportunities. For more information on this event click here. Sign up form will be added soon. The deadline to sign up is January 20, 2020.
Questions? Contact the Oregon Logging Conference at (541) 686-9191.
High School Forestry Skills Demonstration, Sponsored by
Friday, February 21, 2020, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lane County Fairgrounds
On Friday, February, Warrenton Fiber / Nygaard Logging will sponsor the High School Skills Exhibitition, providing an opportunity for the next generation of loggers to show off their stuff and compete head to head.
High school students from across the state will be competing in a variety of forestry events, including:
- Cable Splicing
- Single Buck
- Compass & Pacing
- Tool Identification
- Log Scaling
- Arbor Climbing
Once again, there will be an arbor-culture climbing event. In this exciting skills exhibition, both male and female competitors race up a tree to a designated finish line. To ensure the safety of climbers and the health of the trees, current arborist techniques are used.
Events like these help students learn forestry skills as well as stay connected to school.
Come cheer the next generation on at the Lane County Fairgrounds, in the Livestock Arena, west end of the fairgrounds.