ForestryWorks® is constantly working to develop innovative approaches to solve the forest industry's workforce challenges.


Forest Education

We believe that forest education is forest industry workforce development. Educating students about sustainable forestry and the careers available within it is the beginning of a long-term approach to addressing workforce gaps.


ForestryWorks® Job Board

Connecting job seekers with high paying, meaningful careers in the original green industry.

Truck Driver Recruitment Program

Looking for a fresh start in a fulfilling career? Consider a career as a truck driver in the forest industry where you’ll drive during the day and be home at night. Apply for our recruitment service that matches over-the-road drivers with forest industry companies.

Participating states:



Veterans have proven their loyalty, hard work and dedication through service. The forest industry is proud to employ veterans and current service members.



“It’s not work, but a job where I’m playing on big boy toys every day. I’ll never work a day in my life because I’m doing what I love.”

Mack | 2019 Logging School Graduate

Logging Equipment Operator School

The Forest Workforce Training Institute’s Logging Equipment Operator Training School is a four-week program designed to equip students to become a logging equipment operator with all necessary safety certifications as well as Professional Logging Manager (PLM) status.

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Forest Worker Certificate Program

The Forest Worker Certificate Program was developed to prepare future workers for employment in the nation's original green industry. Employment opportunities vary greatly and include jobs in logging, forest management, timber procurement, sawmills, plywood mills, pulp and paper mills and a wide variety of companies that provide goods and services to the forest industry.​​​

Participating states:

Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina