Gottstein wood science course to run again

THE Gottstein Memorial Trust, the national education trust for the forest and wood product industries, has been assisting people in the sector with development opportunities for more than 40 years.
The 22nd Gottstein Wood Science Course will be held at the CSIRO Clayton, Vic, precinct from February 15 to 19 next year with the assistance of CSIRO and the University of Melbourne. The course is aimed at delegates from across Australia who may be working in the wood products industry but may have no formal learning of the industry.
The course covers both hardwood and softwood anatomy, processing and benefits of the timber industry overall.
“It is an excellent overview of the Australian industry and has been well received by past participants,” course director Dr Silvia Pongracic said.
The Gottstein Wood Science Course has run every two years since its inception in 1978 and continues to attract delegates from different areas of the industry with different levels of understanding and background of the industry.
Comments provided by the delegates at previous courses include, “It was fabulous to meet passionate individuals from the industry”, and, “I will have a greater respect for the material and all the different aspects of wood”.
When asked about the personal benefits of the course, responses included, “it was great to get exposure to others in the supply chain and their issues”, and, “greatly increased my knowledge of wood and the whole timber industry”.
Details and further information is available from Silvia Pongracic on 0418 764 954 or email coursedirector@gottsteintrust.org