TRU program fills forestry need

A big piece of machinery works in the forest north of Logan Lake where eight Thompson Rivers University students learn how to log (Josh Pagé/CBC).
With Domtar about to lay off 125 employees from the Kamloops pulp mill, it might seem like there's a surplus of workers in the forest industry.

But when it comes to men and women who work in the forest cutting down trees there's actually a shortage right now.

A pilot program at Thompson Rivers University is aiming to fill those jobs, eight students at a time.
All it needs is more government funding, so the students can have their 10-week course paid for.

Josh Pagé was in their classroom for one of the last days of school.

Download Flash Player to view this content.
Previous Post
Next Post

To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted.

By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Submission Policy

Note: The CBC does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comments, you acknowledge that CBC has the right to reproduce, broadcast and publicize those comments or any part thereof in any manner whatsoever. Please note that comments are moderated and published according to our submission guidelines.

Latest BC News

302 Found


The document has moved here.