ASSOCIATED CALIFORNIA LOGGERS PARTNERS WITH THE FRESNO
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD, REEDLEY COLLEGE AND OTHERS
TO PROMOTE “THE CENTRAL VALLEY FORESTRY CORPS” –
STATEWIDE VOCATIONAL EDUCATION TRAINING FOR NEW LOGGERS –
STATEWIDE SUBSIDIZED WORKERS FOR
ACL MEMBER COMPANIES AND OTHERS
There is a link at the bottom of this page to:
A flyer promoting the “Central Valley Forestry Corps.” Associated California Loggers is excited to be a partner in contract with a number of Central Valley vocational education(“Voc Ed”) organizations and with Reedley Community College(near Fresno) in the development of “hands-on training” in the classroom and in the woods which should lead to (1) New logging workers getting trained and (2) Logging company employers getting new, subsidized employees(to start.)
Associated California Loggers sees the “Central Valley Forestry Corps” as one of a network of projects throughout California that are focused on the need to bring forth a new generation of loggers to take over for the seasoned generation that will eventually retire. Vocational training and workforce development are key projects for the timber industry, and the State of California is awarding money grants to help pay for it.
We respectfully ask you to:
ONE: Read the flyer and get acquainted with the “Central Valley Forestry Corps.”
TWO: Consider taking the necessary classes and training at Reedley Community College and in the woods near Fresno County to become trained via “The Central Valley Forestry Corps.” (You can take these classes personally or recommend other students for the classes.) This Fresno-based program accepts students from all over the State of California, and will (with Associated California Logger’s help) place trainees in logging jobs all over the State of California, including the Sierra, the Cascades, and the North Coast as well as locally. The next classes will begin at Reedley Community College in February, 2021.
THREE: Consider hiring – on a short-term, probationary basis – trainees from the Central Valley Forestry Corp to work on your crew. This program has been designed so that if you hire a trainee for a specific number of weeks on a contract with the program, you may receive a 50% subsidy to pay for that trainee as your worker. And: if you and the trainee are “mutually satisfied” with the work, you can hire them on permanently to your crew. The next group of trainees from the “Central Valley Forestry Corps” will be trained and ready for work in February, 2021 – just as classes begin to train the next “cohort” of students for work in the woods after them.
Even though both classes and trained workers will not be available until February of 2021, now is a good time to call the “Central Valley Forestry Corps” main phone number at:
to get further information and to learn how to sign up for classes or workers in February of 2021…and in the months to come.
You can also call the Associated California Loggers office at:
… for further information.
Associated California Loggers is excited to be part of this well-funded, hands-on effort to train the next generation of loggers and to place them in jobs with you.
Thank you for your consideration.