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Fleming College Expands Forestry Programs

KAWARTHA LAKES-Two new and unique Forestry programs at Fleming College are preparing students for careers in a growing industry.

Fleming’s new Forestry Equipment Operator certificate is the only one of its kind offered in Ontario. This 15-week course provides students with introductory training in heavy forestry equipment operation, forestry principles and proper safety techniques.

Providing students with hands-on learning opportunities, the course also focuses on preventive maintenance, minor repairs, forest fire preparedness, forestry operations and harvest systems.

Applied learning is a big part of Fleming’s Forestry Techniques program. This two-semester course teaches students the skills they need to conduct field work and forest management operations in the Great Lakes/St. Lawrence and Boreal Forest regions. Students graduate ready to move directly into the workforce.

Fleming has also reworked its Forestry Technician-Adaptive Practices program. The new curriculum exceeds provincial standards, teaching traditional forestry skills and studying the technical functions of creating, managing, conserving, and restoring sustainable forests in public and private operations. There is also a focus on environmental, social and economic changes within the forestry industry.

This program also includes a paid co-op, providing students with networking opportunities as they meet and work alongside professionals within the forestry industry.

All three programs are located at Fleming’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, ON.

Source Fleming College

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