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11 June, 2018

International Forest Engineering Summer School 2018

International Forest Engineering Summer School 2018 International Forest Engineering Summer School 2018
 The stunning view from Carmel down onto Victoria Bay
Delegates carrying out group work during the course  

CMO Presents the third "International Forest Engineering Summer School" from 19 November to 07 December 2018. It is being held at the beautiful Carmel Estate outside of George, overlooking Victoria Bay. The Summer School focusses on the holistic management of all forest engineering operations (harvesting, roading and timber transport).

The course targets high potential practitioners (forest managers/experts and contractors), researchers, academics, and staff employed by equipment manufacturers, from all over the world. The course is aimed at young professionals that are developing in their careers but have already obtained some exposure to forest engineering aspects. More experienced practitioners and young graduates will however also obtain good value.

Participants will leave the course enriched and competent in understanding and being able to apply the principles of successfully managing the full forest engineering work cycle. The course not only teaches all aspects of the forest engineering value chain, but also leaves the participant with a set of tools to apply in his/her work environment. The learning environment is such that the team dynamics and interaction all contribute to the learning experience. The CMO simulators are also set up in the course venue and delegates have free access to the simulators at all times.

This third FE Summer School has been adapted to include all valuable comments from previous participants:

  • Inclusion of technology-based solutions - every delegate is issued with a tablet loaded with software that will be used throughout the course.
  • Including semi-mechanised and motor manual operations.

The three week course will start with delegates arriving on Sunday 18 November and depart at the earliest from on Friday 07 December. High impact guest lectures will be covering certain pertinent course components. The course costs includes all presentations, excursions, accommodation, meals, stationery, tablets and airport transfers, but excludes transport to George. For more information, please contact Andrew McEwan (083 6765668 and or Michal Brink (082 4479477 and A special early bird registration discount is available until 31 July 2018.

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Team building activities included kloofing
Visits to professional harvesting operations are conducted by specialist machine operator trainers  

Source: CMO