Timber training - online

Published:  18 June, 2009

NEW HOLLAND: Arbor Forest Products has launched a new online training academy for the Timber Trading Industry.

The aim of the academy is to develop for its participants a wider commercial knowledge, a better understanding and greater technical confidence in all aspects of the Timber Industry.

This will be achieved initially by three commercially based e-learning modules covering both product and technical training:


  • Introduction to Timber Part 1
  • Introduction to Timber Part 2
  • Arbordeck

Each module is designed to take about an hour to complete and is enhanced with graphics and video clips. Each module can be allocated, viewed and progress monitored by operational managers.

The academy is aimed at both Arbor Forest Products internal staff and external customer’s employees who can access the academy at their place of work, at home or any location wifi enabled.

Upon successful completion of the course the student is awarded a RIBA accredited certificate and qualification.

Jason Ostler, sales director from Arbor Forest Products, said: “Traditionally timber learning courses have always gone into far too technical a level for staff, with little reference to the commercial element of timber trading. Our courses have been written very much with the merchant trade in mind and we are confident the contents will provide their staff with a good knowledge and overview of timber as a natural commercial product.

"We see the academy giving Arbor Forest Products and our trading partners a greater competitive edge from this unique investment in training and skills”.

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