| Forestry training manual Inter-America Region |
|Training program overview|
The design of the forestry training program is such that upon completion, the volunteer will be provided technical information, knowledge and skills - facilitating productive and satisfying Peace Corps Volunteer service.
Specific training program goals are:
1. To enable participants to recognize their skills and to feel competent in the use of these skills.
2. To teach trainees how to transfer the technical skills they have to others.
3. To identify and improve skill areas that need strengthening.
4. For trainees to understand their role as Peace Corps forestry volunteers in the host country.
5. To help trainees identify and find resources available to them in their community sites and host country agencies.
6. For trainees to research species of trees and know where to find information on identitying species both indigenous and exotic.
7. For trainees to know how to develop and write-up small research projects, etc., related to forestry in host country.
8. The illustration of competency in forestry techniques in planting, thinning, pruning, pacing and measuring trees and stands of trees, grafting and other techniques necessary to forestry.
9. Ability to analyze properly communities' social systems, which should identify problems and help communities seek solutions.
10. Illustration of competency in establishing a tree nursery. This includes site location, planning, layout, soil preparation, sowing of seed, outplanting and maintenance.
11. An understanding of the basic theories of forestry extension work.
12. Increased fluency and improved usage of the Spanish language.
13. Increased interpersonal, team building and communication skills.
14. A better understanding of global and country specific forestry issues. objectives and activities for each session will he described at the beginning of each session.