Carpentry and timber engineering students to benefit from agreement between TRA and IoC

Carpentry and timber engineering students are set to benefit from a reciprocal agreement formed between the Trussed Rafter Association (TRA) and the Institute of Carpenters (IoC).

As part of the agreement the TRA will present at the IoC’s city hub workshops which take place at construction colleges across the UK, offering students the chance to learn about the range of career opportunities available in the timber industry.

This will enable the TRA to showcase timber engineering as a potential career option to those looking to make their first steps into the industry.

The students will also be able to benefit from the career’s advice and health and safety information offered by the TRA.

Nick Boulton, TRA chief executive, said:

“This reciprocal agreement will create a lot of value for students interested in making their mark in this diverse and rewarding industry. Presenting to carpentry and joinery students gives us the chance to attract new talent into the timber engineering sector, and to show them the wide range of roles available with employers all over UK.”

Geoff Rhodes, president of the IoC, commented:

“As part of our outreach programme we are offering carpentry and joinery students free IoC membership. Our partnership with the TRA enables the students to benefit from the wealth of information that they have to offer. The agreement is hugely beneficial to both parties.” 

The TRA offers an array of technical documents which are free to download.

www.tra.org.uk

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