Totem at Ksan

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:

jeneen.woods@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 jeneen.woods@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.

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 perfect attendance 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 jeneen.woods@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:  jeneen.woods@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: jeneen.woods@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: jeneen.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