The Alberta Forest Products Association has released another video in their #Foresters campaign. Four previous videos have been released. If you missed them be sure to take a look at our previous blog posts.
Annette Bugnet is featured in this week’s video. She explains the importance of education for forest management professionals. As a recent graduate of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) forest technology program, Annette knows first hand that forestry programs set students up to enter the workforce.
Students are taught about the scientific, social, and economic considerations, needed to successfully manage a forest. Students are also given hands-on experience in the field, where they use the tools and technology that they will need when starting work after graduation. It is clear from how Annette speaks about the instructors for NAIT’s forest technology program that they are committed to their students’ success. They want to pass on their knowledge to the next generation of forest technologists.
Annette reflects on how each of her classmates entered the forestry program because they have a deep love and respect for the forest. As Annette mentions, it is a challenging program. For forestry graduates, the payoff comes in knowing that they have the skills and knowledge to sustainably manage the forest while ensuring future generations will be able to enjoy the great outdoors. It won’t be long before recent grads like Annette will be the ones passing their knowledge of the forest down to the next generation.
Be sure to follow the Alberta Forest Products Association on Facebook and Twitter to see more of the #Foresters campaign and learn more about the specialized education and training all forest management professionals receive.