PREVIOUS TRAINING


This program is being offered in partnership with Vancouver Island University. It requires a 8 week commitment (one week break) from 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday. Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive VIU's Environmental Technican Certificate.

Prerequisites:

  • Participants must be a minimum of 19 years,
  • Have successfully completed  a minimum of grade 10, a high school diploma is preferred, and
  • Be in good physical condition to fully participate in field work.

Courses:

RMOT 165 Part A - Compliance & Communication
Dates: October 7-11, 2019

RMOT 165 Part B - Compliance & Communication
Dates: October 15-18, 2019

NREN 024 - Essential Field Skills
Dates: October 21-25, 2019

NREN 023 - Land Monitoring Skills
Dates: October 28 - Novemeber 1, 2019

NREN 026 - Fish & Fish Habitat & Electrofishing Certification
Dates: November 4-8, 2019


Break Week - Novemeber 11-15, 2019


NREN 022 - Construction Site Monitoring
Dates: November 18-22, 2019

NREN 025 - Water Monitoring Skills
Dates: November 25-29, 2019

Ongoing (courses must be completed by March 31, 2020)

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 online Enrolment 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. 

Ongoing (courses must be completed by March 30, 2020)

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 online Enrolment 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. 

Start Date: May 9 & 10
Location: Gitxsan Chiefs Office

S100/S185

The BC Forest Service Wildfire Management Branch recognizes Basic Fire Suppression and Safety (S-100) training only when delivered by a BCFS-endorsed instructor, and only when the S-100 curriculum is delivered in the approved format.  Worksafe BC requires anyone who actions a forest fire to be S100 certified. BC Ministry of Forest requires an occupant, especially within 1 ½ km of a fire, to report and action a fire. Companies coming to and /or operating in BC must show due diligence and responsible protection for members of their crews by ensuring that members are S100 certified.

Length of Course: 2 Full days (one day in the classroom (theory), and second day in the field (practical exercise)

Course Outcome:

  • Upon successful completion of the course, the candidate will demonstrate a basic knowledge of wildland fire suppression organization structure, wildfire behavior, plus suppression and safety procedures. Practical skills with equipment used in BC to effectively and safely respond to wildfires are a mandatory component for initial ticket holders. Successful candidates will receive the S-100 Fire Suppression certificate.
  • The S-100 is approximately a two day course the first time you take it. This course must be refreshed annually. 
  • Upon completion of the S-185 course, the participant will be able to size up and evaluate potential fire entrapment situations and how to act accordingly to remove himself or herself safely from a potentially risky situation, deploy the necessary resources using safe and efficient strategies and tactics to prevent loss of life.

Start Date: May 13-17, 2019
Location: TBD

Training:

  • S100: Basic Fire Suppression and Safety
  • S185: Fire Entrapment Avoidance & Safety
  • S212: Communications
  • S213: Use of Bulldozers
  • S230: Single Resource Leader
  • S235: Ignition Operations
  • S241: Fire Assessment

We need a minimum of 8 people committed with complete application packages submitted by April 18, 2019 to run this training so apply today!