Lumber industry and local college team for upcoming 10-week mill training program
May 15, 2019 | 11:31 am CDT
SUMMERSVILLE, W. Va. - A West Virginia community college is dedicating a day-long event to recruiting studens for its upcoming 10-week lumber and mill training program.
New River Community and Technical College in Summersville, West Virginia says the training program will allow students to gain skills through the college to prepare them for a paid internship in the lumber industry, and was developed by working with lumber mills and identifying training needs for current and potential employees.
“Our lumber and mill training was developed in response to the need for skilled employees in the local lumber industry,” Dean of Workforce, Technical, and Community Education Dr. Jerry Wallace explained. “Through this training, we can help current employees already working in the field along with those interested in working in the wood industry.”
Anyone over the age of 18 is eligible to apply for the program, which covers OSHA, basic electrical training, log scaling, lumber grading certification and basic heavy equipment training.
Students who finish the program may qualify for a paid industry internship. Wood companies participating include Jim C. Hamer lumber, Allegheny Wood Products, Laurel Creek Hardwoods, and AFP Logs and Lumber.
The May 21 recruitment event is open to the public. Then 10-week course will begin June 3.
Register online or contact Gloria Kincaid at 304-793-6101 or [email protected], or Brian Sampson at 304-929-5009 or [email protected]

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