TRAINING


Engage, empower, and equip people to prosper. 

With GDC’s training program, every trainee will have the potential to obtain skills and an understanding of their desired field, ultimately opening doors to the world’s work force.

 

With GDC’s training program, every trainee will have the potential to obtain skills and an understanding of their desired field, ultimately opening doors to the world’s work force.



Upcoming Training 2018/2019


Please click on the training title to see prerequisites and more detailed descriptions of the training.


Ongoing (courses must be completed by June 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.


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. 

Program Cancelled

Aboriginal BEST is a training series that helps to nurture the entrepreneurial spirit of people, communities and organizations. Participants meet guest speakers, identify viable business ideas, determine their feasibility and take steps to start or grow their own businesses. Learn to conduct market research, write business plans and explore financing options on your journey to self-employment success. BEST benefits people in all stage of business development who want to turn their dreams into reality.

October (1 week duration)

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

Start Date TBD

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
Pilot cars serve to warn traffic of the presence of an oversize load being moved by truck on highways, freeways and other roads, and sometimes to create a traffic break to allow large loads to maneuver. Regulations for pilot cars vary by province and not all provinces require that pilot car drivers be certified. Still, it’s important for pilot car drivers to have enough training to be familiar with the laws in effect where they drive.

Training Hours
Please note, after completion of the Pilot Driver training, you will need to put in some training hours before being hired by Gitxsan Safety Services. These hours are unpaid as it is part of your training but you will get your required hours in by going on live runs with some of our experienced GSS pilot drivers.

Pilot Driver Prerequisites

  • Pilot Driver Licence
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s Licence
  • Clear Driver’s Abstract
  • Criminal Record Check
  • Training hours
  • Valid TCP Ticket

If you already have all of the above prerequisites, you can apply for a Pilot Driver position by filling out an application Here.

Start Date TBD (3-week duration)

Focused on Fuel Supply & Fibre Management for bio-heat facilities and boilers. Topics include: Fibre identification, Sustainability of fibre supply, Processing fibre, Conversion of fibre to fuel, Specifications of fuel, Classification of fuel & Greenhouse gas carbon cycle.

Start Date TBD (3-week duration) - 15 Participants

This course focuses on the skills needed to respond to trauma and medical emergencies. Training also includes the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology. The Emergency Medical Responder course is a prerequisite course for the Primary Care Paramedic Program. 100% attendance is required to pass this program.


Course Description
The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course offers an introduction to healthcare education forthose intending to apply to the Primary Care Paramedic program or challenge provincial licensingexaminationsto seek employment.The EMR curriculum contains foundational education in anatomy,physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology. Current best practices in trauma life-support andtreatment guidelines forman experiential,courseis led by skilled paramedic field-practitioners focusingon the development of the learner to attain core-competencies as defined by the Paramedic Associationof Canada (PAC).Optional EMR WordPress Online Resource will provide the students with an opportunity to study theEMR Modules, Lessons and Skill Videos and also complete quizzes prior to coming into the EMR Class.Provincially-licensed EMR graduates are employed within areas including: ambulance services; firedepartments; industrial projects; life guarding and ski-patrol.

Prerequisites

  • Must be at least 16 years of age. It is recommended that students have a grade 10 English level
  • Full attendance in class is mandatory for the completion of this course
  • Full Time Weekday commitment: Monday to Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course Goals

  • To prepare students for further education or a career within health care
  • To provide successful students with an Emergency Medical Responder certification for provinciallicensing applications
  • To provide successful students with cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certification level ‘C’–Health Care Provider (CPR-HCP)
  • To provide 4 elective credits towards the British Columbia Dogwood Diploma, allocated through the BC Ministry of Education

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describethe components of the Emergency Health Services system
  2. Describe the fundamental principles of anatomy and physiology
  3. Assess and manage a broad range of life-threatening traumatic and medical emergencies
  4. Demonstrate a secondary assessment involving historytaking and diagnostics
  5. Demonstrate basic airwayand breathingmanagementand critical interventions
  6. Demonstrate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  7. Demonstrate spinal-injurymanagement procedures and techniques
  8. Demonstratethe following specific treatments and medical interventions:
          - Acute coronary syndrome symptom relief withoxygen,nitroglycerin and acetylsalicylic acid
          - Blood glucose sampling and glucose administration to treat diabetic emergencies
          - Pain management through the administration of nitrous oxide gas
          - Emergency childbirth and neonatal/pediatric basic life support
          - Basic first-aid techniques including minor wound care and at-work treatment
          - Maintenance and dosage calculations of an intravenous line
  9. Describe mass casualty and special rescue considerations

Course Topics/Outcomes

  • Fundamentals of Emergency Medicine
  • Assessment and Diagnostics
  • Medical Conditions and Emergencies
  • Traumatic Emergencies and Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Diverse Populations and EMS Operations

Exams
Students are assessed and coached throughout the course. Formal evaluations are as follows:

  • 2 multiple choice interim written examinations
  • CPR/HCP written exam: 25 multiple choice questions
  • 6 skills assessments built into days 1-13
  • Final comprehensive written exam: 100 multiple choice questions
  • Final practical examinations (1 medical scenario/1 trauma scenario)

Upon successful completion of the EMR course students will receive a JIBC EMR certificate (valid 3 years) and a Canadian Red Cross CPR/HCP card (valid 3 years).

Students are given an opportunity to do one (1) retest for their either their final written, medical scenario or trauma scenario) should they be unsuccessful in their final exams. Retest(s) are to be completed within 60 days of completing the EMR course in order to pass their EMR certification.

January 7, 2019 (4 week duration) - 12 participants

This program is being offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University. Topics include: TOUR 212: Tourism Marketing, TOUR 101: Tourism Marketing, TOUR 207: Heritage Interpretation in Tourism & TOUR 252: Adventure Tourism.

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.


Prerequisites
Participants must be a minimum of 19 years Have successfully completed a minimum of grade 10 A high school diploma is preferred And be in good physical condition to fully participate in field work

Week 1 - TOUR 207- Heritage Interpretation in Tourism (3 credits)
This course is recommended as the first course as it will provide students with an introduction and overview of heritage interpretation in tourism. Students will study the planning and delivery of heritage interpretation messages for a variety of tourism venues such as parks, historic sites, cultural sites and other community attractions.

Week 2 -TOUR 101- Marketing Tourism Experiences (3 credits)
This course focuses on all aspects of tourism marketing including situation analysis, marketing philosophy, marketing objectives, market segmentation, target marketing, marketing methods, pricing and promoting tourist services, and monitoring and evaluating marketing activities.

Week 3 - Break

Week 4 - TOUR 252: Adventure Tourism (3 credits)
This course provides a theory based perspective on tourism experiences. Topics may include day-camping, resident camping, wilderness trips, a variety of outdoor skills, program development and implementation, the responsibilities of the organizer, and legal liability.

Week 5 - TOUR 212: Planning for Tourism and Indigenous Community Economic Development (3 credits)
This final course builds upon the previous 3 courses and draws upon both Western theory and practice, and Indigenous values and traditional knowledge, this course will examine tourism as a tool for Indigenous community economic development (CED). Tourism's potential to create community prosperity will be evaluated through engagement, planning, and sustainability best practices, and will highlight the role of the tourism professional.

January to June 2019 (24 week duration) - 2 participants

This program is being offered by Coast Mountain College at their Prince Rupert Campus. Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwright is designated as Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Millwrights also perform routine maintenance activities, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, adjusting valves and seals, and investigating breakdowns. This program is 24 weeks in length and follows the ITA program outline (Found Here).


Overview
Millwrights install, repair, overhaul and maintain machinery and heavy mechanical equipment, such as conveyor systems in diverse settings including repair shops, plants, construction sites, mines, logging operations, ski hills and most production and manufacturing facilities. Millwright is designated as Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) under the Inter-provincial Red Seal program. Millwrights also perform routine maintenance activities, such as cleaning and lubricating equipment, adjusting valves and seals, and investigating breakdowns. This program follows the ITA program outline: http://www.itabc.ca/program/industrial-mechanic-millwright and is 24 weeks in length.

Program Outline
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%.

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion for the Harmonized Millwright Foundations program students will be able to safely enter into the Millwright field and demonstrate safety work practices, use basic hand skills and understand the basic principles needed begin their apprenticeship in the Millwright trade. This program meets the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Millwright Level 1 requirements. Students will demonstrate positive workplace attitudes and effective communications skills.

Admission Requirements
Grade 12 Graduation OR *Mature Student AND English 10 or Equivalent AND Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Higher OR Successful completion of a CAT Assessment Test AND Physics 11 AND/OR Pre-Calc 11 Recommended *Adult Learners attending programs offered at High School Settings must submit a CRC Unless otherwise noted, Permission of Instructor may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the Admission and Registration section for details on this policy. Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.

Dates and Locations
Upon successful completion for the Harmonized Millwright Foundations program students will be able to safely enter into the Millwright field and demonstrate safety work practices, use basic hand skills and understand the basic principles needed begin their apprenticeship in the Millwright trade. This program meets the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Millwright Level 1 requirements. Students will demonstrate positive workplace attitudes and effective communications skills.

Courses

Line#

COURSE NAME

 HMILLF 11010
A
 Perform Safety-Related Functions
 HMILLF 11020
B
 Use Tools and Equipment
 HMILLF 11030
C
 Perform Routine Trade Activities
 HMILLF 11040
D
 Use Communication and Mentoring Techniques
 HMILLF 11050
E
 Perform Measuring and Layout of Work Piece
 HMILLF 11060
F
 Perform Cutting and Welding Operations
 HMILLF 11070
G
 Perform Rigging, Hoisting/Lifting and Moving

Career Opportunities     

Upon successful completion for the Harmonized Millwright Foundations program students will be able to safely enter into the Millwright field and demonstrate safety work practices, use basic hand skills and understand the basic principles needed begin their apprenticeship in the Millwright trade. This program meets the Industry Training Authority (ITA) Millwright Level 1 requirements. Students will demonstrate positiveq workplace attitudes and effective communications skills.

Admission Requirements   

  • Grade 12 Graduation OR *Mature Student AND
  • English 10 or Equivalent AND
  • Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Higher
    OR 
  • Successful completion of a CAT Assessment Test AND
  • Physics 11 AND/OR Pre-Calc 11 Recommended

*Adult Learners attending programs offered at High School Settings must submit a CRC 

Unless otherwise noted, Permission of Instructor may be used to accept a student into a course(s) when the student does not meet course prerequisites and/or does not attain the required threshold on entry assessments. See the Admission and Registration section for details on this policy.

Learners should be aware that many employers require Grade 12 completion.

Dates and Locations     

Location Start End 
 Prince Rupert  January 2, 2019  June 14, 2019

February 4, 2019 - 12 participants

Forestry diploma is accredited with the Association of BC Forest Professionals and provides the academic requirements for certification as a Registered Forest Technologist. Graduates of this program have many options for furthering their education (e.g. transfer to UBC and obtain a B.S.F. or continue at VIU and obtain a Bachelor of Natural Resource Protection, a B.A. – Geography (Resource Management), or an Advanced diploma in GIS). Topics include: FRST 111: Forest Surveying, FRST 112: Forest Inventory & FRST 162: Fire Management.


Prerequisites

  • Participants must be a minimum of 19 years
  • Have successfully completed a minimum of grade 10
  • A high school diploma is preferred
  • Must be in good physical condition to fully participate in field work

Week one: FRST 256 – Introduction to Forest Resource Management - 3 credit course
This course will have up to 24 students for the week including the Forestry stream of 12 students together with the Stewardship Technician stream of an additional 12 students. This course is recommended as the first course to be delivered as it provides an overview of the functionalities of forestry management in BC.

Week 2 & 3: FRST 143 – Hydrology & Riparian Management (3 credits)

This course is critical to understanding the importance of forestry management and its impact on fisheries issues including impact on lakes, streams & wet lands to the fisheries.

An overview of the effects of forest management on watershed processes, water quality and aquatic habitats. Topics include the water cycle, stream morphology, fish habitat and riparian ecosystems. The conservation and protection of water and riparian resources in managed forest lands will be examined.

Week 2 & 3: FRST 144 – Forest Resources Administration (2 credits)
An introduction to forest resources administration agencies of BC and Canada, focusing on forest management. Emphasis on legislation, tenure, and regulations that govern natural resources management.

Week 4: FRST 162 - Fire Management (2 credits)
This course is an investigation of wildfire science and operations.

Feburary 4, 2019 (FRST 246 - recommended), March 25, 2019 - 12 participants

This program is being offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University. Certificates received: Environmental Technician Certificate, Archaeology & CMT inventory (RISC) Certification & Electrofishing Certification. Topics include: FRST 256: Introduction to Forest Resource Management, RMOT 156: Compliance Communication and Resource Management (Part 1), NREN 024: ETCP 1 - Essential Field Skills, ABOR 055: Cultural Awareness, ABOR 053: Archaeology and Culturally Modified Tree Inventory, NREN 023: ETCP 2 - Land Monitoring Skills, RMOT 151: Small Motors Servicing and Electrical Systems, RMOT 165: Compliance Communication and Resource Monitoring (Part 2).


Prerequisites
Participants must be a minimum of 19 years, Have successfully completed a minimum of grade 10, A high school diploma is preferred, And be in good physical condition to fully participate in field work. The first course will FRST 256 – on the week of February 4th with the Introduction to Forestry group and then would start the Stewardship Technician Training Program as follows:

RMOT 165 Part A- Compliance and Communication
Gain knowledge of environmental legislation, improvecommunication skills, and learn safety protocols for conductingfield checks to monitor compliance.

NREN 024 – Essential Monitoring Skills
Learn and improve skills such as taking field notes, using keyfield equipment, following safety protocols, collecting data,reading maps, and navigating.

ABOR 055- Cultural Awareness Course

RMOT 151- Small Motor Servicing (3 credits)
Introduction to the operation and maintenance of small two andfour-stroke engines. Includes troubleshooting and field repair.

1 Week Break

ABOR 053 – Archaeology & RISC Assessment
Successful completion-Archaeology & CMT Inventory (RISC through the BC Archaeological Branch.

NREN 023 – Land Monitoring Skills
Standard vegetation, soil and wildlife sampling and monitoringfield skills for forestry and other terrestrial applications.

RMOT 165 Part B Compliance & Communication
Successful completion of RMOT 165 Part A & B – 3 credits.

2019 Dates TBD (3 day duration) - 12 participants

For those who are missing LEAD 1101: Leading Through Relationships or CRES 1180: Mediation Skills Level 1 to obtain your Associate Certificate in Leadership and Conflict Resolution from the Justice Institute of British Columbia.


Prerequisites

  • LEAD 1100 or LEAD 100
  • Attend all 3 days

Course Description (3 credits)
In this course,learners will have the opportunity to evaluate and develop their capabilities and confidence to engage with and lead a team. Learners will explore how to create the relationships, conditions and culture necessary to facilitate individual and team performance and support commitment, creativity and innovation. Through a combination of lectures, group interactions,simulations, and experiential exercises,learners will apply skills and utilize tools to support and leadothers through change and conflict. Learners will learn how to create cohesion, invite and encourage meaningful communication and collaboration, engage in difficult conversations, and leverage diversity. By the end of this course, learners will have developed competencies to increase engagement andaccountability with their team and in their organization.

Course Goals
The goal of this course is to enhance the learner’s ability to lead and engage a team and to support the achievement of individual, team and organizational goals.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe how to structure a team to support individual and team effectiveness including select theories of team development and efficacy
  2. Develop communication skills to facilitate meaningful communication with and within the team and conduct difficult conversations
  3. Identify and create strategies to support healthy teams
  4. Discuss how technology can be utilized to facilitate team communication and collaboration
  5. Describe the relationship of emotional intelligence to the leadership of a team
  6. Distinguish between empowerment, delegation, coaching and mentoring
  7. Conduct a coaching conversation
  8. Appraise the challenges and opportunities of the increasing diversity of team membership
  9. Contrast select change theories and relate these to change resistance and effective leadershipof change
  10. Assess team leadership competencies, capabilities and confidence and develop a plan to support improved performance
  11. Identify strategies to address performance issues on a team
  12. Apply reflection to enable development of self and others

Start Date TBD (3-week duration) - 15 Participants

This course focuses on the skills needed to respond to trauma and medical emergencies. Training also includes the fundamentals of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, pharmacology, and medical terminology. The Emergency Medical Responder course is a prerequisite course for the Primary Care Paramedic Program. 100% attendance is required to pass this program.


CRES 1101 - Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution: Workplace Focus

Prerequisites

  • None
  • Attend all 3 days

Course Description (3 credits)

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 understanding through structured exercises and simulations. A flash drive will be provided for you to record your role‐play on the final day of the course. This course is equivalent to CRES‐1100(CCR100). Students must take either CRES‐1100 or CRES‐1101 as a prerequisite for other required courses in the certificates.

Course Goals

At the completion of this 3‐day (21‐hour) course, the learner will be able to approach the resolution of workplace conflicts cooperatively and collaboratively.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Identify factors – personal, cultural, societal–that shape beliefs and behaviours in conflict
  2. Analyze advantages and disadvantages of different conflict styles and describe the appropriate uses of each
  3. Describe the components of a collaborative approach to resolving conflict in interpersonal relationships
  4. Describe underlying beliefs, goals and conditions that support collaborative conflict resolution
  5. Use a collaborative process that includes opening, identifying, exploring and closing to hold a conflict resolution dialogue
  6. Clarify assumptions in interpersonal conflict
  7. Demonstrate a balance of both listening and talking in a conflict resolution dialogue
  8. Assess personal effectiveness in conflict resolution and your impact on others


CRES 1180 - Mediation Skills Level 1

Prerequisites

  • CRES-1100 (formerly CCR100) or CRES-1101(formerly CCR101)
  • Recommended CRES-1170 (formerly CCR170)
  • Attend all 3 days

Course Description (3 credits)

This course introduces you to the concepts, skills and techniques needed to mediate disputes:determining whether mediation is appropriate, the role of the mediator, guiding the process, managing emotions and using communication skills as a mediator. Mediation is a practical method for helpingpeople resolve their conflicts and attain mutually satisfactory outcomes. You will have opportunities to mediate simulated disputes involving co-workers, customers, committee members, neighbours,parents/teens and co-parents. Emphasis is on skill development through simulated mediations assistedby trained coaches. A flash drive will be provided for you to record your role-play on the final day of thecourse.

Course Goals
At the completion of this 3-day (21-hour) course, the learner will be able to use a facilitative interest-based mediation process to mediate two-party, low conflict, one or two issue disputes.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the mediation process and the mediator’s role
  2. Assess the appropriateness of a given situation for mediation
  3. Establish and maintain an environment that supports safety and collaboration
  4. Show respect to disputants
  5. Identify issues brought to mediation based on participants’ perceptions of the conflict and assist participants to
        -Shift from positions Move from a past focus to a present and future focus
        -Clarify assumptions about actions and words
        -Identify common goals
  6. Build understanding between parties and identify participant interests
  7. Keep discussion focused and assist parties to:
        -Develop options based on interests
        -Identify objective criteria.
  8. Manage basic power dynamics
  9. Use communication skills to support the mediation process
  10. Display an increasing level of self-awareness regarding own beliefs, strengths and challenges as a beginning mediator


How to apply:

In order to determine interest and dedication, interviews will be held with those that submit their resume by the deadline.


Your enrolment package is complete only after we have received everything below:


Note: Your cover letter, resume and copy of your status card are to be sent to:

tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com
Only after they are received and the online enrolment form is filled out will your application be considered complete.