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Education (6)

Monday, 05 October 2015 23:10

Log Truck Driver Training

The Interior Logging Association is offering a Log Truck Driver Training program. This program has been developed by the industry to meet the needs of…
The Interior Logging Association is offering a Forest Harvesting Heavy Equipment Operator Training program. This program has been developed by the industry to meet the…
Thursday, 03 April 2014 00:00

Teachers Resource

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The Forestry Education Van was designed as a teaching resource at many levels. It complements two teaching resources, aiding learning objectives in the Grades 3 and 5 Social Studies and Science curriculum: Community Development -The History of Logging (Grade 3) and Our Living Resource - The Forest (Grade 5).

Exterior Murals
The exterior murals tell a story of the past and present of forestry in BC. From the use of springboards, axes and the crosscut saw to the use of feller bunchers, skidders and loaders, illustrating the advances in efficiency, technology, safety, planning, research, forest management and gender equality in the forest industry.

Timber
The back wall display represents timber in the southern Interior that is harvested commercially. The three major species of trees harvested here—spruce, pine and fir—or SPF is the most common dimensional lumber sold at retail outlets. Scale models can be viewed throughout the rear of the van, representing the machinery and equipment used in road building and local harvesting operations.

Murals and Wildlife Tree
The interior murals were painted by Vernon youth to demonstrate the use of the forest by humans and by nature itself. Not only do we use the forest for wood, but also for recreational activities such as fishing, camping, hunting, ATVing, snowboarding, skiing and snowmobiling. Nature also uses the forest for habitat, nesting, nutrition and other activities, depicted by the wildlife tree.

Forest Products
The forest products display, created by the Canadian Women in Timber, shows some of the every day things that are made from trees. Obvious products include paper, lumber, apple boxes and packaging, but there’s also toothpaste, Ketchup and medicines.

Book the Forest Education Van
Our Forest Education Van can visit you at your school free of charge within the southern Interior region. Donations or honorariums to assist in funding the ILA Forest Education Van are encouraged but are not required. The Van can also be seen on display at forestry events around the province.

Book our Forest Education Van
pdfILA Van Booking Form
For more information on how to book the ILA Forest Education Van to visit your community, please call the Interior Logging Association office at 250-503-2199 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download Primary Activity Booklet: Grades 2-3
pdfILA FORESTRY VAN PRIMARY .pdf

Download Intermediate Activity Booklet: Grades 4-7
pdfILA FORESTRY VAN INTERM. .pdf

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

Scholarships

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The ILA awards four scholarships annually to students preparing for a bright, beautiful future in BC’s forest industry.

$2,000 FORESTRY SCHOLARSHIP Open to any graduating student in the ILA's operating area – southern Interior region – enrolling in full time studies in a forestry related discipline at a Canadian College or University or Vocational School.

$1,000 MEMBER SCHOLARSHIP Open to graduating secondary school students or students already enrolled in college or university in any discipline who are immediate relatives of ILA members and employees of member companies. Candidates must be enrolling in a full time program at an accredited Canadian College, University or Institute of Technology.

$1,000 MEMBER TRADES SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP Open to students of an ILA member enrolling in a full time course at a British Columbia Trades School in Heavy Duty Mechanics, Professional Truck Driving or Heavy Duty Machine Operators Course, Welding Course or similar training program that leads to employment within the logging industry.

$1,000 ASSOCIATES SCHOLARSHIP Open to graduating secondary school students who are immediate relatives of an ILA member or member company employees. This scholarship is awarded to the ILA affiliated applicant with the highest academic standard enrolling in a Canadian College, University or Technical School as a full time student in a Business Administration discipline.

Applications close July 31 Applications postmarked later than July 31 will not be considered.

The Fine Print Scholarships are awarded as soon as possible after the closing date of July 31. Payment will be made upon confirmation of registration in a full-time program of studies. In the event that no candidate has reached an acceptable standard in any or all scholarship categories, the scholarship committee may elect not to make an award. They may also, at their discretion, make lesser awards to more than one candidate in a category.

Download your ILA SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION FORM

pdfScholarship Brochure/Application.pdf

 

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

ILA Forest Education Van

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If we can’t bring you to the forest, we can bring the forest to you in the ILA Forest Education Van. One of the Interior's most exciting initiatives in forestry education, our ‘forest on wheels’ has been retrofitted with educational tools and embellished with painted murals that tell stories of the past, present and future of BC’s forests. Designed for teachers and students by former teachers, with assistance from the Canadian Women in Timber, this moving monument to trees is an exciting educational tool to help teach kids about the importance of our forests. With hands-on learning, students benefit from a variety of teaching aids including tree samples, pictures, a bug display box, a wildlife tree, wood product samples and forest murals depicting our use of the forest and our important interaction with nature. Plus, trained educators and industry representatives can deliver three 15-minute presentations covering:

    •    The story of forestry in BC, past and present
    •    Forest health including fire, defoliators, bark beetles, and natural disturbances
    •    Users of the forest and the important management of this sustainable, renewable resource

Our Forest Education Van can visit you at your school free of charge within the southern Interior region. Donations or honorariums to assist in funding the ILA Forest Education Van are encouraged but are not required. The Van can also be seen on display at forestry events around the province.

Book our Forest Education Van
pdfILA Van Booking Form
For more information on how to book the ILA Forest Education Van to visit your community, please call the Interior Logging Association office at 250-503-2199 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Monday, 17 March 2014 00:00

Education

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Education and training are the future of forestry. Our founding industry grew from a commitment to hard work, innovation and sustainability, based on a deep-rooted appreciation for British Columbia’s natural beauty. At the grassroots level the ILA works to dispel misinformation and educate children and youth about the importance of forestry so they grow up understanding what goes on in the sector at home in their communities—in their our back yards. Our forests are renewable so logging is known as the greenest workforce, offering well-paying jobs in an outdoor ‘office’.  Our job is to make sure young people know there’s a rapidly growing need for skilled workers in the industry and that the trees are their answer.