TRU program fills forestry need

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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.

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