3. Summary of
Training Provision Summary
objective of this survey was to quantify what training is currently
available to the woodland industry in the South East Region in order to
establish whether supply is meeting demand.
A further bid should be prepared and submitted to
the England Rural Development Programme (ERDP), Vocational Training Scheme
(VTS) to develop and set up a woodland training group for the southeast of
England to fulfil the needs of this sector.
thanks to the woodland workers, who advised on the design and content of
the survey questionnaire, to the 61 woodland workers who were able to give
the time to complete and return their questionnaires, to the 17 who kindly
gave more time to explain their responses over the phone.
to the team, Hilary Course for her calm and professional approach, to
Roger Muhl for his cheerful determination in contacting people who were
able to give phone interviews, to Ellie Bolton and Carol Roe for their
knowledge and expertise in the woodland training world.
Last but not least to those organisations who have supported this work including High Weald A.O.N.B, Hampshire County Council, West Sussex County Council, Wessex Coppice Group and of course to DEFRA without whose support this important work would never have been completed.
Please send any comments to Linda Glynn.