In the boom years in the wood products business, kids could graduate high school and head for the woods or the mill for a family-wage job.
It's a lot more complicated now. Forest products companies want better-schooled employees, but have a hard time finding them.
Southwestern Oregon Community College in Coos Bay plans to help, by establishing a two-year associate's degree in forestry, starting this fall.
SWOCC's Ross Tomlin joins us to explain the features of the program, and the hoped-for outcomes.