Skogkurs | Forestry Extension Institute

Skogkurs | Forestry Extension Institute

Skogbrukets kursinstitutt
Norwegian forestry's joint activities for courses for the industry and for disseminating knowledge about forestry to schools.

Skogkurs is intended to be the common body for competence in business development and management of forests and other land resources. Through its activities, Skogkurs will contribute to increasing competence among actors in the forestry industry, and disseminate forest and nature knowledge to schools and the public. Skogkurs has 36 member organizations. “Active forestry” is a nationwide offer with courses aimed at forest owners, forestry workers and forestry operators. The courses are also relevant for other groups that use forestry tools, either professionally or in their spare time. The courses provide practical guidance, have a small group size and skilled authorized instructors. These are short, targeted, locally adapted courses that are given close to home or in the workplace. The teaching program “Teach with the Forest” offers lessons from kindergarten to higher learning educator programs.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Food contributes significantly to the financing of the activities. About half of the development projects where Skogkurs has project management are partly funded through one or more of the forestry's own funds. Adult education funding, funding from the Norwegian Environment Agency and project funding from other partners also make important financial contributions to Skogkurs' activities.

Domain
Forest management, ecosystem, resilience
Harvesting, infrastructure, logistics
Education and training
Challenge addressed
4.- Ensure a well-trained workforce through attractive skills development and education
Type of solution
eLearning, blended learning
Digital solution
Yes
Innovation
No
Country of origin
Norway
Scale of application
National
Start and end year
-
Contact data
Owner or author
Forestry Extension Institute
CEO Eva Skagestad
Reporter
Tretorget A/S
Ola Rostad
References and Resources
Project under which this factsheet has been created
Rosewood 4.0