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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

 As per provincial guidelines, all participants must be fully vaccinated and provide QR Code proof before being accepted into any in-person training. Masks are mandatory. 

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:

      • Enrolment form completed
      • Copy of status card
      • QR Code proof of being fully vaccinated

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

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

Recertification/Upgrading

Start Date: October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

Recertification & Upgrading funding can be acceessed up to $1500 for tuition, textbooks, materials, etc. We do not give a living allowance.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

Step 3: Send information on the cost of the course and what is included in the cost, where and with who the training is provided and a lettre from the training provider stating they have a spot in the course available for you.

All 3 steps need to be done in full before your application is considered complete.

Training and courses must be completed by June 30, 2022.

Environmental Technician Certificate Program - April 4-June 3, 2022

Start Date: April 4-June 3, 2022
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Learning Outcomes:

  • Environmental Protection: Students will learn to act on relevant rules and regulations to safeguard the purity of water and fish health, implement appropriate reclamation strategies where required, and carry out their daily tasks to ensure sustainability and environmental protection.
  • Professionalism: Students will be able to act in a professional manner, including: keeping equipment clean and prepared for others; treating others with consideration and respect; communicating effectively and appropriately; being accountable for their own actions; completing assigned tasks with confidence; and being humble and willing to learn from others and from their own mistakes.
  • Leadership and Interpersonal Communications:  Students will examine and critically analyze a variety of professional and interpersonal issues affecting leadership and communications in resource management settings.
  • The Environmental Technician training is designed to address the nation-wide need for certified, skilled aboriginal environmental field technicians. The environmental training will train practitioners for in-demand environmental monitoring skills and abilities required to assist biologists, environmental technicians, engineers, hydrologists, and site restoration and environmental monitoring professionals.

COURSES:

Essential Field Skills (NREN 024)
Learn and improve skills such as taking field notes, using key field equipment, following safety protocols, collecting data, reading maps, and navigating.

Water Monitoring Skills (NREN 025)
Water quality surveying and sediment and invertebrate sampling field procedures for both freshwater and marine sampling.

Fish and Fish Habitat Monitoring Skills (NREN 026)
Includes fish identification, fish habitat assessments and field measurements, field hydrology, fish inventory methods, and biological sampling.

Construction Site Monitoring (NREN 022)
Standard environmental monitoring for construction sites, including site planning, erosion control, in-water construction, and environmental project field skills. Skills focus on practices of Sediment control when working on projects adjacent to fish habitat and understanding how Construction Projects must be cognizant of the conservation and protection of fish, the protection of fish habitat, and pollution prevention

Land Monitoring Skills (NREN 023)
Standard vegetation, soil and wildlife sampling and monitoring field skills for forestry and other terrestrial applications. Focus will be on the features and functions required to provide healthy ecosystems through riparian buffers adjacent to fish habitat in coastal areas.

Compliance Communications and Resource Monitoring (RMOT 165 Part One)  
Gain knowledge of environmental legislation, improve communication skills, and learn safety protocols for conducting field checks to monitor compliance.

Compliance Communications and Resource Monitoring (RMOT 165 Part Two)
Advanced compliance monitoring skills accurate notetaking, evidence gathering, and communication skills for dealing with non-compliance and potential conflict situations.

Intro to Parks and Protected Area Management (RMOT 102) 8 days (April 11-14 & April 19-22)
An introduction to the park and protected areas in BC including municipal, regional, provincial, and federal jurisdictions. The course will also include an overview of the park systems in the other western Canadian provinces.

PREREQUISITES: 

  • Must be committed and available for 11 weeks of training and be able to attend every day as some of the courses are university credit courses condensed into 1 week
  • Particpants must have grade 10 or higher
  • Must be 19 years or older
  • Must be in good physical condition as there is field work

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

  • VIU Application for Admission form
  • Resume and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the program

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & QR Code vaccination passport (if you have not uploaded it to your online enrollment form application) to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

OFA3 - March 14 - 25, 2022

Start Date: March 14-25, 2022
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is the most comprehensive of the introductory first aid courses. During this 70 hour (two week) session, participants will gain both theoretical (classroom) and practical (hands-on) training in a wide variety of medical emergency scenarios. They will also learn all the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. 

There is no previous first aid training required (OFA Level 1 or 2 is NOT required). Candidates must be able to comprehend the information presented and be physically capable of performing the required skills to be issued an OFA certificate. 

Initial certification requires full participation & course attendance. 

PREREQUISITES: 

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be in good physical shape
  • Must be committed and have perfectattendance for the full two weeks
  • It is recommended that individuals complete OFA Level 1 and TE prior to taking OFA3 if  they have no experience with First Aid 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: 

To be eligible to be put onto the Gitxsan Safety Services dispatch roster, you must have a valid Driver’s Licence & take online training for: 

  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training
  • WHMIS
  • ICS100 

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & QR Code vaccination passport (if you have not uploaded it to your online enrollment form application) to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

Basic Security Training - February 28-March 4, 2022

Start Date: February 28-March 4, 2022
Exam Date: March 7, 2022

Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Security professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete  mandatory training to qualify for provincial licensing. 

This course provides this basic training and covers key topics including: 

  • Introduction to Private Security,
  • Legal Issues,
  • Documentation and Personal Safety 

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Grade 10 and good reading skills 

  • You must be 19 years of age to apply for their Security Worker License 

  • You must complete an application form from Northern BC Guard Academy before securing your seat in the training 

Passport photos & fingerprinting will be done in class.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & QR Code vaccination passport (if you haven’t uploaded them to your online enrollment form application) to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

Avalanche for Industry Training - TBD 2022

Start Date: TBD
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

This one day course is for those who are working for companies with established Avalanche 

Safety Plans, and who need employees trained as such.

Students will learn:

  • Basic Avalanche Formation
  • Identifying Avalanche Terrain
  • Understanding a Worksite Avalanche Forecast
  • Worksite Specific Hazards
  • Avalanche Rescue & PPE

Please dress according to tohe weather as there is field work outside. Also, please note that this is not AST1 or AST2.

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & QR Code vaccination passport to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

OFA3 - Jan 31 - Feb 11, 2022

Start Date: January 31 – February 11, 2022
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is the most comprehensive of the introductory first aid courses. During this 70 hour (two week) session, participants will gain both theoretical (classroom) and practical (hands-on) training in a wide variety of medical emergency scenarios. They will also learn all the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. 

There is no previous first aid training required (OFA Level 1 or 2 is NOT required). Candidates must be able to comprehend the information presented and be physically capable of performing the required skills to be issued an OFA certificate. 

Initial certification requires full participation & course attendance. 

PREREQUISITES: 

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be in good physical shape
  • Must be committed and have perfectattendance for the full two weeks
  • It is recommended that individuals complete OFA Level 1 and TE prior to taking OFA3 if  they have no experience with First Aid 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: 

To be eligible to be put onto the Gitxsan Safety Services dispatch roster, you must have a valid Driver’s Licence & take online training for: 

  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training
  • WHMIS
  • ICS100 

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & QR Code vaccination passport to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

OFA1 & TE - Jan 27 & 28, 2022

Start Date: January 27 & 28, 2022
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

OFA1 and TE must be taken together. 

OFA1 is designed to teach you how to respond to the most common and most life-threatening workplace first aid emergencies, including CPR, bleeding, shock, and sudden medical emergencies. 

TE is focused on developing practical skill in patient handling techniques and patient securing procedures. 

PREREQUISITES: 

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be in good physical shape

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & QR Code vaccination passport to training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

OFA3 - November 13-26, 2021

Start Date: November 13-26, 2021
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is the most comprehensive of the introductory first aid courses. During this 70 hour (two week) session, participants will gain both theoretical (classroom) and practical (hands-on) training in a wide variety of medical emergency scenarios. They will also learn all the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. 

There is no previous first aid training required (OFA Level 1 or 2 is NOT required). Candidates must be able to comprehend the information presented and be physically capable of performing the required skills to be issued an OFA certificate. 

Initial certification requires full participation & course attendance. 

PREREQUISITES: 

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Must be in good physical shape
  • Must be committed and have perfectattendance for the full two weeks
  • It is recommended that individuals complete OFA Level 1 and TE prior to taking OFA3 if  they have no experience with First Aid 

ADDITIONAL TRAINING: 

To be eligible to be put onto the Gitxsan Safety Services dispatch roster, you must have a valid Driver’s Licence & take online training for: 

  • Pipeline Construction Safety Training
  • WHMIS
  • ICS100 

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 training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

Traffic Control Person (TCP) Training - December 1-3, 2021

Start Date: POSTPONED 
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

COURSE OBJECTIVES

Participants who successfully complete the training will understand the following:

  • Roles and responsibilities of TCPs, employers and supervisors
  • Regulations and standards, including those set out by Ministry of Transportation, WorkSafeBC and the Motor Vehicle Act
  • Traffic control equipment and devices, including personal protective equipment
  • Setting up, maintaining and removing work zones
  • Working around equipment
  • Signaling
  • Communication

2 DAY TRAINING

If you do not have a TCP ticket and would like to take the training to get it, please sign up for: 

2 Day TCP Training on December 1st & 2nd
Class starts at 8:30am

1 DAY TRAINING

 If you have your TCP ticket and it’s about to expire and you would like to renew it, please sign up for:

1 Day TCP Renewal Course on December 3rd
Class starts at 8:30am

NOTE: BRING YOUR STEEL TOE BOOTS AS THEY MUST BE WORN FOR THE DAY 2 PRACTICAL AND REMEMBER TO DRESS ACCORDING TO THE WEATHER!

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: training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

PAL Training
Start Date: December 6 & 7 , 2021 (2 different cohorts)

Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

What is PAL training? 

Anyone wishing to possess a firearm in Canada must have a valid Possession and Acquisition License (PAL). You will learn safe storage, display, transportation and handling of non-restricted firearms. 

This is a 1 day course (8 hours plus exams). There will be 2 cohorts. One on Monday and one on Tuesday. 

Prerequisites: 

  • You must be 18 years of age or older
  • Please bring photo ID (Drivers Licence, Status Card or Passport, etc.)
  • Masks are mandatory and must be worn
  • Please bring a lunch as lunch is not provided
  • Vaccination passports/proof of vaccination required 

How to Apply:
Step 1: Fill out our new and improved GDC Online Enrollment Form.

Step 2: Send a copy of your status card & vaccination passport to: training@gitxsanbusiness.com

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

Basic Security Training - December 13-17, 2021

Start Date: December 13-17, 2021
Exam Date: December 20, 2021

Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Security professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete  mandatory training to qualify for provincial licensing. 

This course provides this basic training and covers key topics including: 

  • Introduction to Private Security,
  • Legal Issues,
  • Documentation and Personal Safety 

Prerequisites:

  • Completion of Grade 10 and good reading skills 

  • You must be 19 years of age to apply for their Security Worker License 

  • You must complete an application form from Northern BC Guard Academy before securing your seat in the training 

Passport photos & fingerprinting will be done in class.

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: training@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