THE POST: VOLUME 1, ISSUE 1
Welcome to our online newsletter
August 31, 2022 | Forestry Sector Council
“A rising tide lifts all boats” – John F. Kennedy
Welcome to the first edition of our monthly newsletter which will be bring you information and updates Nova Scotia’s forestry workforce. We’re here to helping you navigate training program, funding opportunities, events, resources and current human resources trends.
We want to celebrate your accomplishments and will focus our efforts on having impact. There are many challenges, and we are here to help. We hope you stay connected — feel free to reach out to us with any feedback or questions.
We are here to help employers become stronger by strengthening the workforce and prepare for change and innovation. As a member you will have access to benefits and resources and help shape the bright and growing future of our industry.
We’re offering fall education sessions open to forestry sector employers and employees at no cost. No travel time is required—all courses will be delivered virtually through Zoom. Classes start mid-October for just four hours per day, once per week, running for ten weeks. Sponsored by the Government of Nova Scotia.
- Business Skills
- Communications Skills for Frontline Employees
- Communications Skills for Supervisors
- Financial Management
- HR Essentials
For more information on the courses and how to register – firstname.lastname@example.org
Mitacs Funding Opportunity
Mitacs is a national not-for-profit that drives industry growth by connecting businesses with the talent they need to innovate, scale up, and prosper. Through cost-shared internships, businesses can access specialized knowledge, research expertise, and innovative skillsets of post-secondary students (and their faculty) in a strategic and affordable way.
You could access skilled talent for 50% of the market rate.
Mitacs works with thousands of researchers across numerous post-secondary institutions nation-wide, ensuring companies are matched with the talent they need to solve challenges and improve their business.
Interested? Contact Matt Adams, Business Development Specialist (Atlantic) at email@example.com.
Province Announces Restrictions During Wildfires
As fire crews battle wildfires in Nova Scotia, the Province is announcing measures to prevent more from starting.
Maritime College of Forest Technology Appoints First Female Board Chair
The Forestry Sector Council and the Maritime College of Forest Technology (MCFT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Heather Boyd as the first female Chair on the Board of Governors.
Forestry Funding Helps with Fiona Damage, Silviculture
More support is coming to help private woodlot owners recover from hurricane Fiona and grow healthy forests. The Department is investing an additional $5.7 million this fiscal year to help private woodlot owners with Fiona cleanup.