Monthly Archives: February 2017

Modern Apprenticeship in Timber Frame Erection
2017 National Apprenticeship Week is due to take place between 06-10 March 2017. Oregon in association with South Lanarkshire College will continue to promote the new Modern Apprenticeship in Timber Frame Erection at their Campus in East Kilbride and lead the way for increasing skills within the Timber Frame Industry. During 2016 five apprentices have completed two College blocks, at South Lanarkshire College where they have learnt a wealth of timber frame methods and this coupled with their hands-on practical experience on site is contributing to the success of this apprenticeship. Going forward, Oregon are fully committed to increasing the skills in the Industry.

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.