Forestry Program

​Mr. Martin Tooms (Program Coordinator)

Are you interested in being part of a program that really works and thinks outside of the box; if you consider the traditional classroom the box?  Do you yearn to learn hands-on skills? Do you love working outdoors? Do you wonder what it takes to operate heavy equipment? If the answer is yes to any of these questions then the Forestry Program at Charles Bloom Secondary is for you. One of the most unique high school programs in all of BC, the Forestry Program takes place in the outdoor classroom of the Charles Bloom Secondary Woodlot.

Three days a week, students will be outside the box at the woodlot experiencing and learning about critical team skills, safety, and important characteristics sought by many employers in industry (forestry, mining, house construction, oil and gas, and road building for example).

To partner with the unique skills that students will learn in the Forestry Program, students will participate in the following training opportunities: Level 1 Occupational First Aid, safety training – logging practices, WorkSafe BC presentation, ENFORM Level 1 Chainsaw Certification, chainsaw maintenance, repairs, and operating heavy duty equipment.

2015 introduces a Skills Exploration trade sampler into the Forestry program. Grade 11 students take the Carpentry, Electrical, and Plumbing modules, along with a common core module that runs throughout the two semesters. Grade 12 students take the Auto/ Heavy Duty and Welding modules.

This is a full two semester program.  Students will complete 4 courses, which includes a Science 11 credit, in their grade 11 year.  In their grade 12 year, students will complete 3 courses.

Apply now as space is limited.

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