07 June 2021
The next Gottstein Understanding Wood Science
course is fully booked. A waiting list is still operating for anyone still hoping to
secure a place.
The course features a whole new field trip program that runs right upfront in the program - going on-site to some leading wood processing operations
in northern Victoria.
The full book of participants registered come from all
over Australia including the Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia,
Tasmania, Victoria and NSW. There are people from different parts of the supply
chain too, which will make for valuable networking. The networking is an
element that sometimes take Gottstein course participants by surprise because
it adds so much to their experience.
The course schedule was subject to repeated disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic and course organisers are looking forward to finally greeting everyone and getting the program going. This course is notable for the depth of
partnership support for places allocated to tertiary students/recent graduates
and early career professionals.
The inaugural Steve Stevenson Memorial Fund’s
sponsored place in the annual Gottstein courses was awarded for 2020 to
Madeline Shelton, studying a master’s degree in Forestry at ANU, Canberra,
after time working in the industry. This valuable new alliance is offered on a
rotating basis to students from different universities. For 2022 it will be offered to a one student who is enrolled at the University of Southern Cross at
Lismore, NSW and one student studying at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Qld.
Midway Limited, which is a valued patron donor to the
Gottstein Trust Fund, has added support through a new sponsorship of a place
for a recent ANU forest science master’s degree graduate.
Forestry Australia has offered two fully funded places in the course to young forestry industry members
though the peak body’s Future Foresters Initiative. This will assist students and early-career professionals and/or
researchers to attend.
Places are reserved for all these sponsored
participants and candidate selection is complete.
Other people with an interesting in going onto the
waitlist for a course cancellation should contact the Gottstein trust team.
Waitlists operate on a first-come-first-served basis.
Registered participants are kept up to date with plans and the Trust is full steam ahead with course preparations - we hope the COVID vaccination program continues at top gear as booster shots may be needed by April 2022.