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 2018/2019


Please click on the training title to see prerequisites and more detailed descriptions of the training.

 

Basic Security Training
September Monday, 21-25, 2020 & Monday, September 28, 2020 (1 week training + 1 day for writing the online exam)
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Security professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete mandatory training which is 40 hours in length, prior to being eligible for provincial licensing. You must be 19 years of age before you can apply for your Security Worker License. BST training focuses on the following content: Professionalism & Ethics, Legal Studies, Report Writing and Personal Safety.

Overview
Security Professionals working in the province of British Columbia are required to complete mandatory training prior to being eligible for provincial licensing. You must be 19 years of age before you can apply for your Security Worker License. Mandatory BST training is 40 hours in length, and focuses on the following content:

  • Professionalism & Ethics
  • Legal Studies
  • Report Writing
  • Personal Safety

Prerequisites
You must be 19 years of age. Completion of grade 10 and good reading skills are required. On completion of the week long in class training, students must return to take the online final exam to complete the training. A pass is a score of at least 60%. You must submit a Criminal Record Check when applying to take the training.

Security Worker's Licence
Upon successful completion of the Basic Security Training, we will help you apply for your Security Worker's Licence. You will need to have the following prior to applying for the licence:

  • A copy of your BST certificate
  • A copy of your birth certificate
  • A copy of photo I.D. (Driver's licence, Status Card, BC ID, etc.)
  • Passport photos (will be done in class)
  • Complete application form for New Security Worker's Licence
  • Clear Criminal Record Check
  • Fingerprints from the RCMP (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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

Both steps need to be done in full, as well as, submitting a Criminal Record Check before your application is considered complete.

Start Date: September 8 to November 6, 2020
Location: Coast Mountain College - Hazelton Campus

Training:

Carpentry Level 2 is the second of four levels to working towards a Red Seal in Carpentry. Please contact the Hazelton Campus to register for Carpentry Level 2 and secure your seat before applying with us for your tuition and books to be covered.

Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of Carpentry Level 1 or a Carpentry Foundations program

Role and duty of the OFA Personnel:

  • use safe work practices
  • use documentation and organizational skills
  • use tools and equipment
  • use survey instruments
  • use rigging and hoisting equipment
  • perform site layout
  • build concrete formwork

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

Start Date: Determined by appointment and/or class of at least 10
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

DRIVER TRAINING - FOR WHATEVER LEVEL YOU'RE AT!

Gitxsan Development Corporation has partnered with ECT Driving School to support individuals through to a Class 5 Drivers License. No matter what stage of the process you are at, ETC has training available to prepare you for your exams. Apply to GDC Skills & Training for approval then ECT will work directly with you to ensure you are ready for the next step.

Learner's Licence Preparation Class - Date TBD based on interest (need at least 10 students)

Requirements:

  • You can get your L on or after your 16th birthday - a parent or legal guardian to sign consent if you’re under 19
  • Bring two pieces of identification with you to the knowledge & vision screening test

How we can help:

  • 3 days of in-class instruction to prepare you for the knowledge test.
  • We will book your knowledge test test appointment & vision screening test and pay the fees.
  • Once you have successfully gotten your Class 7 Learner’s Licence, you can apply for in car training/practice with our Instructor. 

Get your N - Apply to set up date & time when you're ready!

Requirements:

  • Must have at least 1 year practice with supervisor before you can book, take and pass your Class 7 Road Test
  • Penalties are very strict for Graduated Licensing Program: If you violate the zero blood alcohol content or zero blood drug concentration restriction, you may be subject to fines and other penalties. If you have your L or N, you’re not allowed to use any personal electronic devices, even with a hands-free system.

How we can help:

  • We will book your Class 7 Road Test and pay the fees.

Get your first Full Licence - Apply to set up date & time when you're ready!

Requirement:

  • You can apply for your full licence after having your N for at least 24 months of safe driving with no 
  • prohibitions (or possibly 18 months, if you took an ICBC-approved driver training course in your L stage and were a safe driver during that period).

How we can help:

  • The next step is finally here-getting your full licence! No more graduated licensing restrictions, tests or L and N signs on the back of your car.
  • We will book your Class 5 Road Test and pay the fees.

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

Start Date: Monday, August 31, 2020
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

The WorkSafeBC Occupational First Aid Level One course is an 8 hour program. In order to be successful, candidates must demonstrate practical skill competency and achieve 70% on a multiple choice exam. On successful completion of the course, participants receive a 3-year certification.

Why take OFA1?

The benefits and importance of being able to appropriately administer emergency first aid should the need ever arise at your workplace. Every workplace should have employees who know what to do in a possible life or death situation. Even if the situation is not life threatening, timely first aid can make a huge difference to a patient’s recovery.

Not every workplace however, can afford to send their employees on a multiple day or week course. It simply isn’t practical for many organizations to lose that many man hours.

Level 1 is a good first aid course for those organizations that fit this description. Each employee who takes the course is only away for one day – and yet for each one who takes it, your organization will have one more person who knows what to do in an emergency.

What will you learn?

OFA Level one will teach students to identify and manage a variety of medical emergencies. It will empower you to make appropriate decisions should you witness someone going into distress and it may even help you to save a life. Among the techniques that you may expect to learn are:

  • Identify Injuries
    Identify minor soft tissue injuries such as sprains and contusions and perform the appropriate interventions including the need for medical referral. Participants will also learn to accurately complete the required documentation.
  • Proper Approach
    Demonstrate the Priority Action Approach (to the end of the primary survey) for conscious patients with a decreased level of consciousness.
  • Manage Critical Interventions
    Identify and manage critical interventions of the airway with C-spine control for conscious patients and patients with a decreased level of
    consciousness. In other words, you will learn how to help the patient breathe without causing potential injury to the spine.
  • Identify Respiratory Emergencies
    Identify respiratory emergencies such as choking and manage critical interventions. You will also learn how to recognize and manage asthmatic conditions and anaphylactic shock.
  • Recognize Circulatory Emergencies
    Recognize circulatory emergencies as well as manage critical interventions
  • Manage Ailments
    Describe how to identify and manage fainting, diabetic conditions, seizures, and stroke.

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

Start Date: Monday, October 5 to Saturday, October 17
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Training:

Occupational First Aid Level 3 is the most comprehensive of the introductory first aid courses. In this three week course, you will learn all the basic emergency medical techniques that fall under the responsibility of an Occupational First Aid attendant. You will gain both theoretical (classroom) and practical (hands-on) training in a wide variety of medical emergency scenarios. 

Prerequisites:

  • No previous first aid training required
  • Must be 16 years old or older
  • Full participation and 100% attendance

What will you learn?:

  • Priority Action Approach: Demonstrating the Priority Action Approach for patients who are conscious or have a decreased level of consciousness.

  • Manage Critical Interventions: Identifying and managing critical interventions of the airway with C-spine control.

  • Identifying Respiratory Emergencies: Identifying respiratory emergencies and taking necessary steps to resolve them.

  • Identifying Circulatory Emergencies: Identifying circulatory emergencies in patients who are conscious as well as those with a decreased level of consciousness and intervene in those emergencies.

  • Preparing Patients for Transport: Preparing patients for rapid transport in both lateral and supine positions.

  • Secondary Survey: Learning to conduct the secondary survey part of the Priority Action Approach for patients who are in the Rapid Transport Category as well as patients who are in the first aid room.

  • Assess Soft Tissue Injuries: Assessing, managing, and identifying whether it is necessary to have a medical aid referral for injuries of the soft tissue.

  • Manage Injuries: Identifying and managing injuries of the head, brain, and spine for patients who are conscious as well as those with a decreased level of consciousness.

  • Identify Abdominal Injuries: Identifying and managing injuries of the abdomen.

  • Fractures: Identifying and managing fractures of the upper limbs and dislocations.

  • Environmental Emergencies: Identifying and managing environmental emergencies, as well as fractures of the lower limbs and dislocations.

  • Manage Seizures: Identifying and managing diabetic conditions as well as seizures.

Successful candidates will receive the Worksafe BC Transportation Endorsement certificate which is vaid for 3 years.

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

Start Date: September 17 & 18, 2020
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

POWER SAW OPERATOR SAFETY

This two-day workshop focuses on effective bucking technique, safe chainsaw operation, and maintenance basics. Taught by a Worksafe certified faller and faller supervisor, this course will spend equal time in the classroom and field. While in the field, students will have to demonstrate safe and effective bucking while supervised by the instructor. This training is recommended for those working in silviculture, wildland firefighting, and forest operations. 

Learning Outcomes: 

  • Students will learn about personal protection requirements 
  • Students will learn about chainsaw parts, function and operation 
  • Students will learn chainsaw maintenance procedures and safe bucking procedures and techniques 
  • Demonstrate safe and effective bucking procedures and techniques 
  • Demonstrate proper chainsaw operation and maintenance through a written and practical exam 
  • Students are issued a Power Saw Operation and Safety Training Ticket that is good for 4 years 
  • Students must bring Government issued ID with them to the course 

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

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 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 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: September 14, 15 & 16, 2020
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

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.

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

Start Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Location: New GDC Office (1425 Aldous St, South Hazelton)

Training:

Transportation Endorsement is an 8 hour program designed by WorkSafeBC and is focused on
developing practical skill in patient handling techniques and patient securing procedures. First Aid techniques including hard collar application and securing (immobilizing) a patient on the spine board in preparation for transport will also be covered.

Prerequisites:

  • A valid OFA Level 1 or 2 certificate or higher - A copy of your previous OFA 1 or 2 certificate is required, prior to the completion of your final certification.
  • Must be 16 years old or older

Role and duty of the OFA Personnel:

  • Circle of Care concept, SETUP scene assessment and mechanism of injury
  • Initial and secondary assessments, including the ABC´s - Airway, Breathing, Circulation, along with history taking
  • Patient positioning and packaging
  • Plenty of hands-on practice and scenarios

Successful candidates will receive the Worksafe BC Transportation Endorsement certificate which is vaid for 3 years.

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 tracey.woods@gitxsanbusiness.com.

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

 

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:

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

GDC Online Enrollment Form