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Are Forestry Schools Prepared to Train Wood Technicians?

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A heavy postwar demand for men adequately trained in forest utilization and wood technology is envisaged by this article. The author raises the question of whether the schools are ready to meet the challenge. He doubts it, and suggests (1) that arrangements be made with industry to give students apprentice training and (2) that forestry schools undertake a radical revision of their present programs of study. As a first step it is proposed that the Society take the initiative in bringing industry and schools together to consider the problem.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Professor of forestry, State College, East Lansing, Mich.

Publication date: August 1, 1944

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

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