PREVIOUS TRAINING


ABORIGINAL MINING PREPARATION PROGRAM - January 8, 2018 to March 30, 2018

GDC has partnered up with Gitksan Wet'suwet'en Education Society (GWES) to offer this 12 week program that provides students with hands-on training and experience. Students will receive 13 tickets and the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to be able to integrate into mining employment.

 

ABORIGINAL TOURISM - February 12, 2018 (6 weeks)

Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Tourism (2 days), Aboriginal Tourism Marketing (4 days), Cultural Tourism Product Development (4 days), Introduction to Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Career Opportunities (1 day), Front Line Service Training (1 day), Cultural Interpretation Training (10 days), World Host Training (2.5 days), Remarkable You (1/2 day), Enhancing the Customer Experience: Front Line Training (1/2 day), Serving It Right (1 day), FoodSafe Level 1 (1 day), First Host Training (1 day).

 

ATV/UTV OPERATOR - September 22

The ATV/UTV operator training will enhance your understanding and techniques of ATV/UTV operation and safe riding to avoid hazards.

 

Start Date: July 8-12
Location: Hazel Branch (Old Hazelton)

Security professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete mandatory training which is 40 hours in length, prior to being eligible for provincial licensing. You must be 19 years of age before you can apply for your Security Worker License. BST training focuses on the following content: Professionalism & Ethics, Legal Studies, Report Writing and Personal Safety.

Overview
Security Professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete mandatory training prior to being eligible for provincial licensing. You must be 19 years of age before you can apply for your Security Worker License. Mandatory BST training is 40 hours in length, and focuses on the following content:

  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Legal Studies
  • Report Writing
  • Personal Safety

Prerequisites
You are not eligible to apply for your Security Worker License and work as a security professional until you are 19 years of age. On completion of the online training, students must pass a final exam with a score of 60%.

Security Worker's Licence
Upon successful completion of the Basic Security Training, we will help you apply for your Security Worker's Licence. You will need to have the following prior to applying for the licence:

  • A copy of your BST certificate
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • A copy of photo I.D. (Driver's licence, Status Card, BC ID, etc.)
  • Passport photos
  • Complete application form for New Security Worker's Licence
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Fingerprints from the RCMP

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved online Enrolment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your cover letter (stating how this course or recertification will increase the chances of getting and maintaining employment) , resume & status card to tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

Both steps need to be done in full before your application is considered complete.

BASIC SECURITY TRAINING - December 11-16, 2017 & January 22-27, 2018

Mandatory BST training is 40 hours in length, and focuses on the following content: Professionalism & Ethics, Legal Studies, Report Writing, and Personal Safety.

 

Are you an experienced carpenter?
Are you ready to challenge the Red Seal certification?
We can help!

Challenge Certification/Recognize Prior Experience
If you have significant work experience in a trade but have never been certified in Canada, you may apply to challenge the certification. Each level requires an application and a written exam. Upon successfully passing that level you can move on to challenge the next level(s).

What is the benefit of a red seal?
The Red Seal basically provides a stamp of approval on the tradesman’s capabilities and provides
greater mobility for skilled workers across Canada. The Red Seal program allows qualified tradespeople to practice their trade anywhere in Canada where the trade is designated. The Red Seal is the national standard of excellence for skilled trades in Canada. The Red Seal is a leading endorsement for skilled workers in Canada and provides a tradesperson with a competitive hiring advantage.

You should be proficient in the following to challenge Level 1:

  • Safe Work Practices
    • Apply Personal Safety Practices
  • Documentation and Organizational Skills
    • Use Construction Drawings and Specifications
    • Interpret Building Codes and Bylaws
    • Plan and Organize Work
    • Perform Trade Math
  • Tools and Equipment
    • Use Hand Tools
    • Use Portable Power Tools
    • Use Stationary Power Tools
  • Survey Instruments and Equipment
    • Use Levelling Instruments and Equipment
  • Access, Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
    • Use Ladders, Scaffolds and Access Equipment
    • Use Rigging and Hoisting Equipment
  • Site Layout
    • Layout Building Locations
  • Concrete Framework
    • Use Concrete Types, Materials, Additives and Treatments   
    • Select Concrete Forming Systems
    • Build Footing and Vertical Framework
    • Build Slab-On-Grade Forms and Suspended Slab Forms
    • Install Reinforcement and Embedded Items
    • Place and Finish Concrete
  • Wood Frame Construction
    • Describe Wood Frame Construction
    • Select Framing Materials
    • Build Floor Systems
    • Build Stair Systems
    • Build Decks and Exterior Structures
  • Building Science
    • Control the Forces Acting on a Building

There is an application process that we will help you with and submit on your behalf. All applications are reviewed by ITA and the results will be sent directly to you. Prcessing time is approximately 6-8 weeks. Upon approval, the applicant will be sent an acceptance letter. We’d like to get a group of experienced carpenters to prepare and take the exam together ASAP. Exams take place at the Service BC Office (Hazelton has one).


We will purchase the required textbook(s) to help you use as a study guide in preparation for the exam, as well as, bring in a Red Seal instructor for one week to help you prepare!

To Apply:

Step 1 - Please fill out our online enrolment form at: http://tiny.cc/GDCEnrolmentForm
Step 2 - Send a copy of your cover letter, resume and status card to: tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com

You also need to fill out the ITA form to challenge level 1 (2 or 3): Carpentry Challenge Level Exam Application
If you have 5+ years experience and can verify that you have worked at least 9,540 hours and would like to challenge Red Seal certification, you need to fill out this form: Carpentry Challenge Red Seal Certification/Supervision Sign-Off Authority and you will also need to get employers to fill out this form: Employer Declaration of Work Experience. Here are some instruction to help you with the application process to challenge for Red Seal certification: Instructions to Challenge Red Seal/Sign-Off Authority

Please fill out the appication form in full and return to Tracey or Jeneen. We will submit the applications as a group. We are hoping to bring in the Red Seal instructor to Hazelton in the Fall. Applications should be submitted no later than the end of July at the latest.

CLASS 1 DRIVERS TRAINING - March 2017 (in Progress)

This program prepares students to become Class 1 drivers in the trucking industry. Training will include 22 hours of airbrakes endorsement, 20 hours of hands-on training in regular maintenance, safety procedures and pre-trip inspection on the truck and tractor. It also includes 56 hours of behind the wheel driver training.

Requirements: 19 years or older, hold a Class 5 or 6 BC Drivers License, no driving-related criminal convictions in the last 3 years, no outstanding fines/debts to ICBC.

 

 

CLASS 3 DRIVERS TRAINING - April 2017 (in Progress)

This program prepares students to become Class 3 drivers in the trucking industry. Training will include 22 hours of airbrakes endorsement, 13 hours of hands-on training in regular maintenance, safety procedures and pre-trip inspection on the truck and tractor. It also includes 35 hours of behind the wheel driver training.

Requirements: 18 years or older, hold a Class 5 or 6 BC Drivers License, no driving-related criminal convictions in the last 3 years, no outstanding fines/debts to ICBC.

 

CLASS 4 LEARNER'S PREPARATION - February 24 & 25, 2018

Students will spend two days in a learner’s licence preparation class. Successfully passing the learner’s licence test will move you onto road test practice and exam. There will be 4 days of 1.5 hours of individual instruction, plus road test booking, vehicle and
support. 4 participants will be trained per week.

 

CONSTRUCTION SAFETY OFFICER - February 5, 2018

The CSO assists in planning, organizing, and implementing various health and safety initiatives to support the organizational health and safety program, while performing various labour tasks that improve site safety. This is a two week course.

 

CRES 1101: Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace (Hazelton Office) - June 5-7, 2018

Dealing effectively with workplace conflicts is a key competency for success in any job. This foundation course offers you effective and practical tools for resolving conflicts collaboratively in the workplace. Through examination of the sources of conflict attitudes and beliefs, conflict styles, and the role of assumptions and emotions, you will gain an overview of conflict dynamics and collaboration strategies. This highly participatory course emphasizes self-awareness and understand through structured exercises and simulations.

 

Start Date: June 20 - 22
Location: Hazel Branch (Old Hazelton)

The Wildlife Dangerous Tree Assessor: This three day training course provides information and technical procedures for assessing tree hazards and establishing appropriate safe work practices in situations where there is potential exposure from dangerous trees to workers involved in wildland firefighting. It also provides information on habitat quality which can be used to retain some high-value wildlife trees where opportunities exist to assess both tree hazards and wildlife tree habitat value (i.e. in sustained action fires where there is sufficient time to assess wildlife tree habitat components.) Fire crews involved in wildland firefighting do not have the time to complete a detailed tree assessment to determine if trees that appear dangerous might actually be assessed as safe. Consequently, this course primarily focuses on worker safety and tree defects which are visually inspected and rated as having "high defect failure potential". This certificate is recognized by WorkSafe BC.

On successful completion of the course, the certified assessor will be competent in the following outcomes:

• Identifying important attributes of wildlife/danger trees
• Assessing trees for their failure potential
• Making appropriate safety decisions regarding assessed trees
• Assessing trees for their potential as wildlife habitat

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved online Enrolment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your cover letter (stating how this course or recertification will increase the chances of getting and maintaining employment) , resume & status card to tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

Both steps need to be done in full before your application is considered complete.

DOWNLINE RESCUE TECHNICIAN - May 9-11, 2018

The Down Line Helicopter Rescue Technician 3 day course prepares students to be proficient rescuers using both Class D techniques of Hoist and HETS helicopter rescue. The twin-engine BK117B2 aircraft systems are Transport Canada approved, as are the procedures and equipment. The course ends with the students achieving the level of competence required to participate on a Class D rescue team. 

 

Emergency Medical Responder - November 14 to December 17, 2017 (3 weeks)

First step to becoming a paramedic in  partnership with BC Ambulance Service. The EMR course is a prerequisite for the Paramedic Academy's Primary Care Paramedic program. Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) attendants must be physically and psychologically fit to function in the classroom and in the profession. The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) level of practice opens a broad range of employment opportunities in health care and the essential services.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING CERTIFICATE (3 weeks) - September 4 to October 17

The EMC provides students with a basic understanding of theory and practical components of baseline and construction phase of environmental monitoring.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNICIAN PROGRAM - February 13, 2018 - MAY 18, 2018 (6 weeks)

The Environmental Technician Program (ETP) is a comprehensive training program that allows students to earn the credentials they need to pursue a career as an Environmental Technician.

Upon completion, students will:

•Earn 4 industry-recognized certificates

•Receive 6 university credits towards future educational pursuits

•Network with employers seeking qualified Environmental Technicians

•And, have the chance to participate in their local economy on their traditional territories

For more information: Environmental Technician Program overview

 

FALLER CERTIFICATION TRAINING - May 14-11, 2018

The Faller Certification training is an intensive 30 day training that require very highly motivated participants. It involves 180 days of supervised work experience where a minimum of 20 Faller Trainee Weekly Training Plan and Progress Reports must be completed and submitted.
Supervisor sign off and recommendation for certification

 

FISH HABITAT ASSESSMENT - LEVEL ONE - October 2 to 4 - Location: Terrace, BC

The Fish Habitat Assessment (FHA) - Level One course is an intensive, "hands-on", field-based three-day review of standard North American fish and fish habitat assessment and evaluation methods. In this course, participants will learn first-hand how to conduct measurements, assessments and evaluations of stream morphology, fish habitat features, substrate, pebble counts, stream impacts, and habitat limiting factors. 

Learn more about this course here and Register here.

 

LEAD 1101 & 1102 - February 26 to March 2, 2018

These two courses are a follow up to LEAD 1100 and will be delivered over 5 days.
Prerequisite: You must have already completed LEAD 1100.

 

LEAD 1102 - March 26-28, 2018

LEAD 1102: Leading with Influence in Organizations is a follow up to LEAD 1100 and will be delivered over 3 days.
Prerequisite: You must have already completed LEAD 1100.

 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING - 3 DAY MODULE - October 25-27 & November 1-3

These 3 day modules will allow students to: Identify your personal leadership strengths, values and ways of working, Develop a clear personal vision and goals, Gain a clearer understanding of how your reactions, feelings, thoughts, judgments and beliefs impact you and those around you, Apply skills for managing and developing yourself.

 

Start Date: July 5, 2019
Location: Hazel Branch (Old Hazelton)

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level One course is an 8 hour program. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 70% on a multiple choice exam. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.

Why take OFA1?

The benefits and importance of being able to appropriately administer emergency first aid should the need ever arise at your workplace. Every workplace should have employees who know what to do in a possible life or death situation. Even if the situation is not life threatening, timely first aid can make a huge difference to a patient’s recovery.

Not every workplace however, can afford to send their employees on a multiple day or week course. It simply isn’t practical for many organizations to lose that many man hours.

Level 1 is a good first aid course for those organizations that fit this description. Each employee who takes the course is only away for one day – and yet for each one who takes it, your organization will have one more person who knows what to do in an emergency.

What will you learn?

OFA Level one will teach students to identify and manage a variety of medical emergencies. It will empower you to make appropriate decisions should you witness someone going into distress and it may even help you to save a life. Among the techniques that you may expect to learn are:

  • Identify Injuries
    Identify minor soft tissue injuries such as sprains and contusions and perform the appropriate interventions including the need for medical referral. Participants will also learn to accurately complete the required documentation.
  • Proper Approach
    Demonstrate the Priority Action Approach (to the end of the primary survey) for conscious patients with a decreased level of consciousness.
  • Manage Critical Interventions
    Identify and manage critical interventions of the airway with C-spine control for conscious patients and patients with a decreased level of
    consciousness. In other words, you will learn how to help the patient breathe without causing potential injury to the spine.
  • Identify Respiratory Emergencies
    Identify respiratory emergencies such as choking and manage critical interventions. You will also learn how to recognize and manage asthmatic conditions and anaphylactic shock.
  • Recognize Circulatory Emergencies
    Recognize circulatory emergencies as well as manage critical interventions
  • Manage Ailments
    Describe how to identify and manage fainting, diabetic conditions, seizures, and stroke.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved online Enrolment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your cover letter (stating how this course or recertification will increase the chances of getting and maintaining employment) , resume & status card to tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

Both steps need to be done in full before your application is considered complete.

PILOT CAR DRIVER - TBD (2018)

This course is an introduction to Occupational Health and Safety. The learning objectives cover the fundamental elements of health and safety management systems, hazard recognition, assessment and control. It covers safety legislation and the requirements of a safety program: inspections, accident investigations, worker participation, training and effective communications.

 

PROFESSIONAL COOK - LEVEL 1 - September 5, 2017 to March 30, 2018

This 28 week program delivers the complete theoretical and practical outcomes of the ITA approved course Foundations Program. Basic cooking and baking methods, food prep, knife skills, how to follow recipes. 

 

PROFESSIONAL COOK - PRACTICAL

This 16 week program will immerse the students in a real life Cooking environment. The students will be able to log hours towards their Trades hours requirements. Students have to have acquired a designated amount of hours and must be registered as an apprentice and submit a Trades Worker Identification (TWD) # upon registration.

 

RECERTIFICATION & UPGRADING - Ongoing (Courses must be completed by March 30, 2018)

For those participants who are work ready, this program will support recertification or upgrading their skills. Students will apply for funding with a letter from an institution describing the program, as well as, submit a write-up on how training will assist them in their chosen profession.

Ongoing (courses must be completed by July 30, 2019)

A focus of GDC as a company is to deliver products and services that lead to sustainable employment on an individualized basis and to attain job skills that are both marketable and transferable to any job market.

For those participants who are work ready, this program will support recertification or upgrading their skills. Students will apply for funding with a letter from an institution describing the program, as well as, submit a write-up on how training will assist them in their chosen profession. The recert/upgrading budget will cover up to $1500 for tuition & books (living allowance is not provided).


Some examples of the training/courses we have supported are:

  • OFA1
  • OFA3
  • S100
  • Driver's Licence (Class 1, Class 2, Class 4, Class 5)
  • Upgrading for University
  • Many more!

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved online Enrolment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your cover letter (stating how this course or recertification will increase the chances of getting and maintaining employment) , resume & status card to tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

Step 3: In your email, include information on the cost of the course & what is included in the cost (tuition, books, etc.), where and with who the training is provided and an acceptance letter from the training provider stating they have a spot in the course available for you. 

S-100: March 27 & 28, 2018 & S-185: March 29, 2018

This S-100 Basic Fire Suppression and Safety training is delivered over 2 full days: one day in the classroom (theory) and one day in the field (practical exercise). S-185 Fire Entrapment Avoidance is a half a day course. S-100 & S-185 both need to be taken before you can be deployed to fight fires.

 

Start Date: May 9 & 10
Location: Gitxsan Chiefs Office

S100/S185

The BC Forest Service Wildfire Management Branch recognizes Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (S-100) training only when delivered by a BCFS-endorsed instructor, and only when the S-100 curriculum is delivered in the approved format.  Worksafe BC requires anyone who actions a forest fire to be S100 certified. BC Ministry of Forest requires an occupant, especially within 1 ½ km of a fire, to report and action a fire. Companies coming to and /or operating in BC must show due diligence and responsible protection for members of their crews by ensuring that members are S100 certified.

Length of Course: 2 Full days (one day in the classroom (theory), and second day in the field (practical exercise)

Course Outcome:

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will demonstrate a basic knowledge of wildland fire suppression organization structure, wildfire behavior, plus suppression and safety procedures. Practical skills with equipment used in BC to effectively and safely respond to wildfires are a mandatory component for initial ticket holders. Successful candidates will receive the S-100 Fire Suppression certificate.
  • The S-100 is approximately a two day course the first time you take it. This course must be refreshed annually. 
  • Upon completion of the S-185 course, the participant will be able to size up and evaluate potential fire entrapment situations and how to act accordingly to remove himself or herself safely from a potentially risky situation, deploy the necessary resources using safe and efficient strategies and tactics to prevent loss of life.

TRADITIONAL ECOLOGICAL KNOWLEDGE CERTIFICATE (TEK) - August 21 to September 1

The TEK certificate will assist participants in understanding and demonstrate how to collect traditional knowledge and how to present the information through maps and reporting.

 

TRAFFIC CONTROL FLAGGING - May 27 & 28th, 2018 (Gitwangak Education Society)

This is a 2 day course covering:  Roles and Responsibilities of TCP's; Complying with Reg’s and Standards; Hazard Identification; Personal Protective Equipment; Traffic Control Devices; Setting up, Maintaining and Removing Work Zones; Working Safely Around Equipment; Building on Basic Traffic Control Skills. Contact Lesley Morgan or Deborah Bright at 250-849-5330 to apply. 

 

Start Date: July 14, 2019
Location: Hazel Branch (Old Hazelton)

Training:

Transportation Endorsement is an 8 hour program designed by WorkSafeBC and is focused on
developing practical skill in patient handling techniques and patient securing procedures. First Aid techniques including hard collar application and securing (immobilizing) a patient on the spine board in preparation for transport will also be covered.

Prerequisites:

  • A valid OFA Level 1 or 2 certificate or higher - A copy of your previous OFA 1 or 2 certificate is required, prior to the completion of your final certification.
  • Must be 16 years old or older

Role and duty of the OFA Personnel:

  • Circle of Care concept, SETUP scene assessment and mechanism of injury
  • Initial and secondary assessments, including the ABC´s - Airway, Breathing, Circulation, along with history taking
  • Patient positioning and packaging
  • Plenty of hands-on practice and scenarios

Successful candidates will receive the Worksafe BC Transportation Endorsement certificate which is vaid for 3 years.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved online Enrolment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your cover letter (stating how this course or recertification will increase the chances of getting and maintaining employment) , resume & status card to tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

Both steps need to be done in full before your application is considered complete.

UTV Training - June 1, 2018 (South Hazelton Mill Site)

This program will also create an understanding of the statutory requirements of the Federal & Provincial regulations. This safety program is designed to protect the health and safety of workers at the job site.

 

Start Date: May 13-17, 2019
Location: TBD

Training:

  • S100: Basic Fire Suppression and Safety
  • S185: Fire Entrapment Avoidance & Safety
  • S212: Communications
  • S213: Use of Bulldozers
  • S230: Single Resource Leader
  • S235: Ignition Operations
  • S241: Fire Assessment

We need a minimum of 8 people committed with complete application packages submitted by April 18, 2019 to run this training so apply today!