Modern Apprenticeship in Timber Frame Manufacturing
Borders College in association with Oregon Timber, Structural Timber Association, Construction Industry Training Board, Skills Development Scotland and Edinburgh’s Napier University have developed a brand new Modern Apprenticeship in Timber Frame Manufacturing. This MA has been developed to fill a training gap in the industry, allowing for the first time new recruits and in the future up-skilling of the current workforce at Oregon Timber (and other TFM’s) to gain a recognised national qualification in timber frame manufacturing. The final chapter in the process to delivering the qualification was sealed on Friday when the College met with Tammy Yourston from Oregon Timber during an ‘approvals’ panel meeting. Tammy remarked during the meeting “It’s really exciting to finally see this qualification being realised, the industry has had a need for this for a long time.” It is hoped that training will begin sometime soon, with facilities being shared between the College and new premises at Oregon Timber in Selkirk.