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Skills & 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 Opportunities

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

 

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.

OFA1 - July 22, 2021

Start Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South 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 GDC Online Enrollment 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.

Transportation Endorsement (TE) - July 23, 2021

Start Date: Friday, July 23, 2021
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South 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 GDC Online Enrollment 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.

Previous Training

We have run numerous cohorts of training over the past 6 years:

  • Aboriginal Mining Preparation
  • Aboriginal Tourism
  • ATV/UTV Operator
  • Basic Security
  • Carpentry Level 1
  • Carpentry Level 2
  • Common Competencies in Mining
  • Construction Safety Officer
  • Cooks Helper
  • Danger Tree Assessor
  • Downline Rescue Technician
  • Driver Training (Class 7, Class 5, Class 4, Class1)
  • Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
  • Environmental Stewardship Certificate
  • Environmental Technician
  • Faller Certification Training
  • Fish Habitat Assessment
  • Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution
  • Introduction to Forestry
  • Leadership Training
  • OFA1
  • OFA3
  • Pilot Driver
  • Power Saw Operator Safety
  • Professional Cook Level 1
  • Recertification/Upgrading
  • S100
  • S185
  • Starling Minds
  • Tourism Management
  • Traditional Ecological Knowledge Certificate
  • Traffic Control Person (TCP)
  • Transportation Endorsement (TE)
  • UTV Training
  • Wildfire Crew Training