Electricians, scientists, mechanics, innovators, operators, engineers, foresters – these are the people that will grow healthy forests and expand the B.C. economy. With 50% of the workforce retiring in the coming decade, the forest industry is creating jobs and careers, and discovering innovative new ways to use wood.
We will be hiring over 25,000 people in the coming decade
We’re growing taller buildings, using made-in-B.C. wood and technology
B.C.’s forest industry is the largest bioenergy producer in North America
We’re educating students about opportunities in the forest industry
COFI’s Forest Education Program is an award-winning program for students from grades 5-12 in the northern-central interior of British Columbia. The program provides current, balanced and factual information for educators and students about B.C.’s rich, world-class forest resources and the educational and career opportunities that are available in the forest industry.
COFI’s Forest Education Program offers classroom presentations at local schools, hands-on workshops, multi-day orientations, and teaching resources for teachers to use in the classroom. For more information, contact our Forest Education Manager, Jim Costley at .
We offer scholarships for the next generation
Since 2007, COFI has offered scholarships intended to encourage the next generation of leaders to choose a professional, technical, or trades career in the forest sector. Ten $1,500 entrance scholarships will be offered each fall to students planning to undertake post-secondary studies leading to a career in the forest sector. For more information, download the scholarship package. To apply, complete the application form. Applications for 2019 are due May 31.
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