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Advanced Forestry Skills

Next Intake: August 12 - December 20, 2019 | Cranbrook, BC

Do you have a passion for the outdoors and an interest in pursuing a career in forestry?

This 19 week, fully funded, field-based forestry program could be for you! Advanced Forestry Skills Training participants will gain a wide variety of skills, certifications and hands-on experience. This program includes valuable industry networking opportunities and three week job placements with local forestry employers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Currently underemployed or unemployed
  • Must live in the East Kootenay region
  • Must meet EI Eligibility requirements
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PROGRAM CURRICULUM:

Our Advanced Forestry Skills Training Program covers a wide range of valuable skills and certifications that will set you up for success in a future career in forestry. The program includes:

  • Forestry Field Studies, including species identification, map, compass, streams, wildlife management, forest health, GPS, GIS, timber cruising, layout, forest operations, fuels management, tree planting, silviculture and more.
  • Occupational First Aid - Level 3
  • Silviculture Surveyor Certification
  • Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor
  • Harvesting and Silviculture
  • Basic Chainsaw Operator
  • Basic Brush Saw, Brushing and Thinning Training
  • S100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety
  • S185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance
  • Basic Fall Protection
  • Bear Aware
  • WHMIS
  • Canadian Safety Council ATV and UTV Off-Road Vehicle Operation
  • BC Hydro Utility Tree Worker
  • Teambuilding, Leadership, Work Readiness, TOWES and more
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NEXT STEPS

Please complete the form below to be notified when we begin accepting applications for the next intake of this program.


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