B.C. First Nations Forestry Council announces scholarship program

Deadline for 2021-2022 cohort is Mar. 31, and 25 seats are available

(First Nations Forestry Council, Facebook).

(First Nations Forestry Council, Facebook).

B.C. First Nations Forestry Council is inviting students of First Nations, Inuit, or Métis descent to apply for the Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program (IFSP).

The IFSP program is applicable to areas including forestry technician, natural resources, environmental technology, skidder operators and heavy-duty mechanics.

“The program provides indigenous students with tuition and living scholarship, paid summer work-term experience and one-on-one mentorship with a program partner, and support from your local Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISETP) centre,” B.C. First Nations Forestry Council said.

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The deadline for 2021-2022 cohort is Mar. 31, and 25 seats are available.

“We always receive a high response, so students should apply as soon as possible,” Karen Sorensen, Workforce Development Manager, B.C. First Nations Forestry Council, said.

The forestry council has partnered with B.C. Timber Sales (BCTS), B.C. Wildfire Services (BCWS) and the ISETP for the delivery of program.

The program is for students interested in attending full-time studies in a designated post-secondary institution.

Anyone with queries regarding the application can contact the ISETP office or Workforce Advisor at workforce@forestrycouncil.ca

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Sarabjit Kaur
Multimedia Journalist – Vanderhoof Omineca Express, Caledonia Courier


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