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Summer Educational Opportunities at NTC

If you are looking for employee training opportunities specific to the hardwood industry, HMA's partner in education, Northcentral Technical College (NTC), is offering two summer educational events at their Wood Technology Center of Excellence in Antigo, Wisconsin.

Hardwood Sawmilling Certificate Program | June 6–July 1

This unique 4-week, 5-credit program, open to all industry stakeholders, will focus on hardwood lumber inspection; sawing, edging, and trimming to maximize profits; hardwood log scaling and grading; and species identification for hardwood lumber and logs. It’s an excellent opportunity to enhance the skills of your A+ employees.

Curriculum details and lodging information can be found at Interested participants may register online. The registration deadline is May 13.

Hardwood Log Scaling & Grading Workshop | June 11–June 12

In this hands-on workshop—conducted in the classroom and off-site at a local sawmill—participants will learn how to apply log scaling principles and grading criteria used by industry professionals to merchandise hardwood logs.

For workshop details, lodging information and registration, email or visit The workshop is limited to 14 participants. The registration deadline is May 27.