Training & Skills Development
Get the skills you need for a career in forestry
Forestry-related courses and workshops
Explore courses and workshops from a variety of training providers to enhance your skills for a fulfilling and lucrative career in the forestry sector. Develop your abilities and expand your knowledge to progress in your career and build your future.
The Forestry Safety Society of Nova Scotia (FSS) saves lives and reduces injuries and provides training for maintaining compliance with regulatory bodies. FSS offers a variety of online and classroom courses including and in addition to the options listed below:
Safety Services Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit safety service provider for Road Safety, Occupational Safety and Community Safety. Since 1958, Safety Services Nova Scotia has pioneered safety education and training programs that have improved the quality of life for Nova Scotians.
If you’ve ever wondered how to grow more wood, improve wildlife habitat on your woodlot, or safely maintain and operate your chainsaw, this is the home study program for you. Modules are added as they become available and course content is accessible online or by mail. Registered participants who score 70% or higher on completed quizzes and workbooks can receive a completion certificate.
Commercial Safety College provides professional training in truck driving and operating heavy equipment. Each program is designed based on industry requirements so that students are prepared to enter the workforce immediately after successful completion.
High Performance Logging (HPL) is an initiative of the Canadian Woodlands Forum and BioApplied, aimed at providing solutions for improving operational efficiency and business performance in today’s forestry operations.
The care and precision by which forests need to be managed continues to add complexity to logging operations; maintaining cost-effective logging within these requirements is essential. Operators and contracting businesses need new information and knowledge by which to manage their business.
The Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) produces quality graduates ready to work in the natural resources sector. MCFT 0ffers continuing education programs for working professionals including: