This program intends to identify, train, prepare, and place secondary school students in employment positions with the Provincial Initial Attack Program (IA) and the Emergency Fire Fighter Program (EFF) of the BC Ministry of Forests. The skills and attitudes developed, put them in preferential positions when pursuing future full time positions with employers in the public or private sector as they complete their education and move into the workforce.
The program will provide an exciting and challenging opportunity for grade 12 students. A comprehensive training in forest firefighting techniques, intended to give career training and future employment opportunities. The top four candidates who successfully complete all training will be offered valuable summer employment, (subject to budget allocations).