Posted February 14, 2019 02:12:00 It’s not easy to get into the timber industry without knowing a little bit about the timber market.
But for people from around the world, the prospect of making a living in the industry is a tantalising prospect, especially for those who have not previously considered the trade.
“The time to act is now,” said Lisa Rafferty, managing director of a global firm that specialises in sourcing, production and processing of timbers.
“With climate refugees, that’s the moment to get moving and start to build a business, and that’s what we’re trying to do here,” she said.
Timber refugees have made a significant contribution to the global economy and the timber sector.
About 5,000 people from across the world work in timber processing in Australia, New Zealand and the United States.
The industry has been in decline since the late 1990s, but its growth has been fuelled by the rapid rise in demand for timber, particularly in the developing world.
“It’s a global industry, but it’s really important for people in Australia and around the globe,” Ms Raffery said.
“We’ve got to diversify our supply chain and develop new processes. “
I think that’s going have to be a huge priority.” “
We’ve got to diversify our supply chain and develop new processes.
I think that’s going have to be a huge priority.”
The International Timber Federation says the global timber industry has seen a massive increase in recent years.
It says the sector is now worth $1.8 trillion (RM5.9 trillion) and employs more than 4 million people worldwide.
In a 2016 report, the organisation said the timber trade was the most important source of employment in Australia.
The organisation estimates that the industry has also created a total of more than 1,600 jobs, many of them in the construction industry.
There are currently more than 2,500 apprenticeships in the timber processing sector, and more than 900 traineeships for people looking to take on a career in the forestry industry.
Ms Rachell said the demand for the industry was such that many trainees were already applying to become timber supervisors, and many others were considering the same.
Ms Raffer, who is a trained professional, said she was not surprised that the demand was outstripping supply.
“We’ve had a lot of demand for our training, we’ve had many people from outside the industry who are here wanting to train, so it’s great that we have that demand,” she explained.
In addition to the trainees, the International Timber Institute also has a network of forestry education programs in New Zealand, which are now in their seventh year.
Auckland’s City University and University of New South Wales have a number of trainees who have started their forestry career there.
“Our timber students are really very, very well prepared for forestry training, which is really good news,” Ms Jervis said.
Timber refugees in New South, who have worked in the state for about five years, said the experience of working in the forest had been rewarding.
“At the end of the day, I’m working with trees that have been there for years and years,” Ms Lott said.
“And you get to have some fun. “
You don’t have to worry about being in a factory, you don’t get to be locked in a room all day and there’s no sunshine. “
And you get to have some fun.
You don’t have to worry about being in a factory, you don’t get to be locked in a room all day and there’s no sunshine.
You can go out in the woods, you can hang out in nature and you can be out in front of the train with the kids, and I’m very lucky to be working with people like that.”
Timbers from the Pacific region have also started to arrive in New Australia, with some looking to work on the East Coast.
Mr Lott, who works at the East East Coast Forestry Council in Melbourne, said he was surprised to see a spike in demand.
“We were really surprised to find that demand for wood,” he said.