Timber training centre tipped for M’boro

By Blake Antrobus
Fraser Coast Chronicle
November 17, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: International

MARYBOROUGH MP Bruce Saunders has proposed a new timber centre to help skill up workers for the region’s timber industry. The centre, which would be a joint project between the State Government and private timber enterprises, would help teach workers the necessary skills like operating machinery, loading and truck driving, to work in Maryborough’s timber mills and factories. Mr Saunders said the proposal would help address the shortage of trained timber workers in the Heritage City. “It will be an economic boost to the town, having the centre to train people here and help them get local jobs,” Mr Saunders said. 

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