Career letters to the editor
We handed out your Forestry Careers booklet to each teacher who visited us to use for their schools career advice, and a couple to a few students who showed a genuine interest in forestry. If at all possible we will want to have more booklets for future career events planned, because this is the most informative booklet about forestry that I have ever seen!
Thanks again for your support.
- Pierre Smit, Forestry Manager, Sappi, Sudwala District
Good day Mr Chapman
My name is Nonkululeko Ntinga. I am currently a first year Forestry student at the University of Stellenbosch. I had a look at the career magazine that was in the previous issue. I must compliment you on the great work that you have done, I wish there were books like these when I was in matric.
I am also an alumni for an organisation called Protec PMB. This non-profit organisation provides extra Maths, Physical Science, English and World of Works for learners who go to disadvantaged high schools. Through Protec, I actually realised that I could pursue a career in forestry, and was even able to receive a Mondi bursary.
I write this email to ask if Protec could get a few copies of the career booklet to distribute to the matric learners.
- Nonkululeko Ntinga
Good day Chris
My name is Mohau Molefe, a partner in Forestry & General Insurance Brokers. As Forestry & General, we provide insurance risk advisory and product services to forestry contractors in the country.
I appreciate the great intervention being made by SA Forestry magazine in exposing our industry to young people as one worth entering. As an individual outside of our business, I do a lot of work with young people to expose them to differing industries. I have found your Forestry Career Booklet very informative and wish to request your permission to scan it and distribute the booklet to the youth networks with which I partner. SA Forestry magazine would be acknowledged as the author of the content distributed and this would be requested with all other distributions.
I would be truly glad if we find young people entering forestry through interventions such as your Forestry Careers Booklet. n
- Mohau Molefe, Forestry & General
Published in June 2011