Ongoing and relevant education courses is a cornerstone of NAWLA’s programs. These courses, both in person and online, help owners, managers and employees discover new markets, improve core competencies, broaden knowledge, and plan for the future.
Wood Basics Course
The Wood Basics Course is a four-day immersion class that includes both classroom training and field operations. The curriculum encompasses the entire spectrum of the forest products industry: from seed to tree, from production to sales. Classes are taught be industry experts and cover all the topics relevant to success. The course is perfect for employees new to the industry.
Wood Management Class
The Wood Management Course provides the chance to invest in your company’s management and your professional development. The course is a four-day immersion class that includes both classroom training and field operations. The curriculum was jointly developed by Mississippi State University and Oregon State University. Instructors are from both these schools and also private business, giving students a comprehensive perspective on the issues affecting the direction of the industry.
NAWLA provides webinars on timely and relevant topics on a monthly basis. They allow employees to get the information they need without having the time and expense of an onsite program. Companies can have multiple employees to attend, which always helps with the takeaways and long term implementation of the knowledge.
University of Industrial Distribution
The University of Industrial Distribution is a concentrated educational program focused on the unique needs of the industrial wholesale distribution industry. Known worldwide for excellence in education, UID is sponsored by the leading industrial distribution professional associations, in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue University. Working together, these groups take great pride in providing a superior learning experience.
NAWLA Education Foundation
NEF was started by the North American Wholesale Lumber Association in 2011 toeducate, inspire, and plant a new generation of leaders throughout the forestproducts industry. As a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, NEF collaborates withuniversities to offer students engaging coursework, exciting field experiences, and practical internships in the lumber distribution field.