North Carolina’s First-Ever High School Forestry Course to be Offered

By Andrew Stevens
Goldsboro Daily News
April 29, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: United States, US East

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Forestry Association (NCFA) has teamed up with the North Carolina Future Farmers of America Association (NC FFA) to create North Carolina’s first-ever high school forestry course with an industry-aligned credential: AN53 Natural Resources II-Forestry. Both organizations have collaborated with ForestryWorks to create the course, which will be implemented in high schools for the 2024-2025 school year. In North Carolina, there is a steady need for skilled forestry professionals due to ongoing forest management needs, forest products manufacturing, and conservation efforts. However, recent statistics show us that the overall forest workforce in the U.S. is aging, with 59% of the total forestry and logging labor force between the ages of 35-64 and only 12% between the ages of 16-24

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