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 2020/2021


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

 

Start Date: June 7 & 8, 2021
Location: Gitxsan Development Corporation (1425 Aldous St., South Hazelton)

CALL OF INTEREST!
We need 10-12 committed participants to run this training.

The Wildlife Dangerous Tree Assessor Certificate is a two day course that consists of three modules that provide specialized training in proper assessment and procedures for resolving wildlife dangerous trees in specific forestry and industry-related operations. Each module consists of class and field exercises as well as a written and oral field exam. 

THIS CERTIFICATE IS RECOGNIZED BY WORKSAFE BC AND IS VALID FOR 4 YEARS. 

 

PREREQUISITES

Candidates must have the following minimum course prerequisites:

  • Three or more years of practical field experience in the area of forestry, resource management, parks management, wildland fire protection, aboriculture, or a related field.
  • Grade 10 equivalency in reading, writing and arithmetic skills (including the ability to calculate percentages).
  • Ability to identify tree species native to BC.
  • Proven forestry measurement skills (including the ability to determine tree diameter, heigh, lean, stem cross-section, and skill in distance measuring).
  • Persons must demonstrate that they have recent fire-line experience (at least ten days over the previous two years); OR minimum five days of documented dangerous tree assessment experience (harvesting/silviculture, parks, wildlife operations) in the previous calendar year. 

     

What will I learn?

1. Forest Harvesting & Silviculture Module 

The Forest Harvesting & Silviculture Module teaches students to identify wildlife trees and assess the necessary steps to ensure worker safety and habitat protection when operating around wildlife/dangerous trees. The knowledge and techniques learned in this course are applicable to workplace activities in forestry operations, silviculture, oil and gas, and road construction/deactivation. 

2. Parks & Recreation Module 

The Parks & Recreation Module is developed and designed specifically for parks and recreation sites, and municipal settings, such as urban parks, where exposure to potentially dangerous trees may occur. 

3. Wildland Fire Safety Module 

This course provides students the knowledge 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 on the fire line. It also provides information on assessing both tree hazards and wildlife-tree habitat value, where opportunities exist. 

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.

Ongoing (courses must be completed by March 31, 2021)

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 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.

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. 

 

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.

GDC Online Enrollment Form