A new opportunity will see Quesnel residents trained as wildfire firefighters.
The Quesnel Tillicum Society and Native Friendship Centre announced they have received funding from a federal grant to provide the training, which will be conducted by the Indigenous Community for Leadership and Development.
”This course will provide the skills, tickets and support for the participant to apply for jobs as a BC Wildfire Firefighter,” a news release reads. “The program is for Indigenous people and will provide fun, experiential based learning to enhance your ability to fulfill your career goals.”
The certificates and equipment will be provided by the College of New Caledonia.
“To be eligible participants must be at least 15 years of age, be unemployed, underemployed, causal or seasonal workers,” the release reads. “[They must make a] commitment to complete training and working full time at the end of the course.”
Trainees will receive certificates in chainsaw safety, incident command and crew boss.
Interested people should apply online at https://3qzz7khkw3r.typeform.com/to/P05CDt19. Training begins on Monday, March 1.
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