Something new and exciting is planned this year at the 80th Annual Oregon Logging Conference. It’s called Future Forestry Workers Career Day and it’s happening on Friday February 23rd at the Lane Event Center and Fairgrounds.

More than 500 9th thru 12th grade students, teachers, and career counselors have signed up to participate, representing 20 high schools in Oregon.

This is a half-day, hands-on, career planning opportunity for high school students and will include activities and exhibits that highlight current job opportunities for ambitious and interested young men and women.

The logging industry (and many other industries) is in desperate need for a younger workforce to step in and help guide business into the future. The goal of this on-site career day is to attract the next generation of workers.

Students will be able to view today’s state-of-the-art logging and forestry equipment and interact with industry professionals on a personal one-to-one basis.

A self-guided map of activities will be provided to the groups of students and school representatives, identifying areas to visit including equipment displays (both inside and outside) and booths with information about the logging industry.

This is a new program, sponsored by the Oregon Logging Conference Foundation.

See you at the 80th Annual Oregon Logging Conference, Feb 22 – 24, 2018 at the Lane Event Center and Fairgrounds in Eugene, OR!.