Next Intake scheduled for August 2018

Call workbc cranbrook on (250) 489-5117 to register your interest

Our 17-week Advanced Forestry Skills Training Program is designed in collaboration with employers to prepare students for sustainable employment within the forest industry, combining essential skills with the technical knowledge and certifications required in the workplace. Fully-funded by the Province of British Columbia through the Canada-BC Jobs Grant, participants may continue to receive employment insurance benefits while taking this tuiton-free training.

Students receive 14 weeks of training followed by three weeks of work experience, including:

  • Occupational First Aid - Level 3
  • Silviculture Surveyor Certification
  • Wildlife Danger Tree Assessor - Harvesting and Silviculture
  • 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
  • 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

Applications open for unemployed or underemployed EI Eligible individuals residing in the East Kootenay region. Contact WorkBC Cranbrook on (250) 489-5117 for more information on eligibility requirements and the application process.