Forest Worker Essentials is an educational training program available to training providers to equip new entry-level forestry workers with the knowledge and skills required to work safely in BC’s forest industry.
The program can be delivered province wide by various training providers, including:
- Post-Secondary and other educational institutions
- First Nations Organizations
- Industry associations
- Other approved training providers entered into a service agreement with the BCFSC
Click here for the Training Provider Program Information and Application
Note: This information is for training providers. Student information will be added when available.
The Program Outline/Administrator Guide provides the program requirements and outcomes. In addition, after entering into the service agreement, the following materials are available:
- Instructor guide and resources
- Lesson plans and supplemental materials
- Student online learning manual
About Forest Worker Essentials
This program was developed through a funded initiative from the BC Ministry of Advanced Education Skills and Training. The program and materials were piloted from 2019-2021 to deliver for workers new to BC forestry.
BCFSC would like to thank the steering committee and their instructors for their active involvement in the development of the Forest Worker Essentials program.
|BCFSC||Allison Thompson, Richard King|
|Employer/Industry Representative - Interfor||Jim Magowan|
|Project Consultant||Jessi Zielke|
|Selkirk College||Helen Worth|
|Vancouver Island University||Paul Mottershead, Lauren Wapple|
|Coast Mountain College||Laurie-Lynn Kallio, Lorrie Gowen|
|College of New Caledonia||Troy Morin, Erin Siemens|
|Employer/Industry Representative - LTN Contracting, Prince George||Mike Bayley|
|Employer/Industry Representative - Stamer Logging, Barriere||Ward Stamer|
|Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training||Matthew Boddy (observer)|
|North Island College||Coleen MacLean, Cheryl O’Connell|
|Okanagan College||Mary Kline|
Various articles on the development and implementation of the Forest Worker Essentials program have been feature in our Forest Safety News. Read: page 11 -FSN, Sep 2022 article on the success of College of New Caledonia’s program