Forestry Training Program Getting Northerners Jobs

Tuesday, July 15, 2003 at 12:56




The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies in Meadow Lake held graduation ceremonies recently for 9 students that completed its new Process Operator Training Program.


This is the first class to graduate from the 2-year program.


Government spokesman Jim Ludwig says the course’s popularity has grown from last year, as shown in student enrollment.


Ludwig says students graduating from the program will be prepared for employment in the forest industry, and points out that a number of the graduates have already been hired to work at the new oriented strand board plant in Meadow Lake.


SIIT President Joan Greyeyes says the program was created in response to industry demand. She notes that because the program is offered in the North and features a training site with an industry standard lab and broiler system, it ensures northern access and provides a high quality training program that meets industry standards.