Tree Frog Forestry News

B.C. puts $3.3 million into forestry training

By JOC News Service
Journal of Commerce
July 11, 2019
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The province of British Columbia will fund $3.3 million towards training and work experience in the forestry sector. Stillwater Consulting will deliver the training on the government’s behalf in Cranbrook, Kamloops and Nanaimo, B.C. with students able to earn 11 different certifications including basic chainsaw operator, silviculture surveyor certification and occupational first aid – level 3. The program also includes a three-week job placement with local forestry employers. …“Stillwater Consulting’s Advanced Forestry Skills Training Program is completely unique in B.C.’s forest industry. It’s practical, it’s hands on and most importantly, it sets graduates up with the skills they need for immediate success once they join the working world. When our new employees come to us with these skills already, it saves us a lot of training time on our end,” Nupqu Development Corporation senior project manager Tim LaRade said.

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