School of Natural Resource Management
George Campus is a firm favourite of students who study Wood Technology because the Southern Cape is seen as the historical and traditional timber centre of South Africa.
The main employers of Wood Technology students are the softwood and hardwood sawmill companies, mining timber mills, fibre and particle board mills, timber preservation plants, roof-truss manufacturers, secondary timber product manufacturers, the furniture industry, the South African Bureau of Standards, CSIR and various machine manufacturers. Their work relates to production, management, training, marketing and research.
Records show a 100% employment rate of graduates the past fifteen years.
The prospective wood technologist needs to have an interest in technology and business applicable on timber as sustainable natural resource. The candidate must be able must possess an ability to adapt to changing circumstances and to cope with pressure and deadlines to solve problems logically.
Tel: +27 (0) 41 504 1111
Fax: +27 (0) 41 504 2574 / 2731
PO Box 77000, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
Port Elizabeth, 6031, South Africa
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