BOOTS ON THE GROUND
In 2019 the Redwood Region Logging Conference created the Boots on the Ground educational program. This program provides high school seniors, who are planning to enter the workforce upon graduation, the opportunity for an in-depth look at the Timber Industry. Students spend the day touring active logging sites, and mill tours and making connections with potential employers. They experience firsthand the latest technology within the Timber Industry, from drones to processors designed to keep crews safe. Upon completion of the event and gaining employment within the industry, students are given a voucher to be reimbursed for up to $500 for their first pair of work boots. In 2022, 40 high school seniors from Humboldt, Del Norte, and Mendocino Counties were able to attend one of two Boots on the Ground events. This event will take place in the Spring of 2024, just before school lets out. Be sure to ask your Career Tech, Ag Teacher, or Advisor for more information. Space is limited and reserved for high school seniors contemplating a career in the Timber Industry.
2024 Dates: Mendocino County - TBD
Humboldt County - TBD
SPACE IS LIMITED - REG FORMS DUE MAY 1ST