Carpentry and Joinery students, lecturer Jimmy Widdowson, and Workplace Co-ordinator, Nick Spencer, from Dumfries and Galloway College have been given a tour of a local sawmill.
BSW Timber Ltd opened the doors of its sawmill near Dalbeattie to the group in order to help them see how the skills they are acquiring at college can be applied in industry.
The group were guided around the plant by Production Manager, Robert Lamont, and were shown how logs brought straight from the forest are turned into useable sizes and sections of timber that are used in construction and the college workshops.
BSW Timber Ltd produces up to 350,000 cubic metres of timber each year at its plant in Dalbeattie.
The company also has five more sawmills across the United Kingdom and operates another in Latvia.
Dumfries and Galloway College’s Construction Department is very grateful to BSW Timber Ltd for inviting students to tour its facility.
Working with important local employers like BSW Timber Ltd plays a vital role in Dumfries and Galloway College’s continued commitment to ensuring that the South of Scotland has the skills, experience, and resources it needs to continue to flourish.
Principal, Joanna Campbell, said:
“Working with important local employers, such as BSW Timber Ltd, to give our students experiences that tie in with their studies is a key part of what we strive to do as a college.
“Combining college learning with industry experience helps us provide our students with a winning combination that ensures they’re prepared to enter industry when they graduate.
“Dumfries and Galloway College is extremely grateful to BSW Timber Ltd for making this visit possible and we look forward to working with them in the future.”