College of New Caledonia student Tyler Fenton received a $2,000 scholarship from the BC Council of Forest Industries. (Submitted photo)

College of New Caledonia student Tyler Fenton received a $2,000 scholarship from the BC Council of Forest Industries. (Submitted photo)

Quesnel student receives forestry scholarship

Tyler Fenton was recognized by the BC Council of Forest Industries

A Quesnel student has been recognized by the BC Council of Forest Industries (COFI).

Tyler Fenton is one of 13 post-secondary students who received a $2,000 scholarship. Fenton is studying to become a forest technician at the College of New Caledonia.

“We are proud to support and celebrate these future leaders of the forest industry as they pursue their educational journeys and careers” Susan Yurkovich, President & CEO of COFI, said in a news release.

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“These students will play a vital role in B.C.’s forest industry, helping ensure we continue to keep our forests healthy and produce carbon-friendly products that are good for the planet.”

According to the news release, COFI established their scholarship in 2007, hoping to encourage people to choose careers in forestry.

“These students will have the opportunity to play an integral role in moving the industry forward,” Yurkovich said.

“From forest technicians to data analysts, and everything in between, these students will bring creative and innovative ideas and solutions to B.C.’s forest sector.”

The council represents most wood producers across the province.

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