Central Okanagan students cutting new career paths in forestry

By Barry Gerding
The Kelowna Capital News
April 29, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Central Okanagan Public Schools offers alternate learning options that extend beyond sitting on a chair behind a desk. One such different learning path is the school forestry program offered at Rutland Senior Secondary under the instructional leadership of teacher Marshall Corbett. Jayden Shkrabuik and Nova Kidder, both enrolled in the program, appeared before the Okanagan Board of Education on April 24 to illustrate how their participation in the program has forged new career paths they never previously envisioned. Both talked about the learning excitement that comes from being outdoors four days a week and the lessons in life they are exposed to while learning about trees. …Local forest companies like Gorman Bros. and Tolko have also been partners to the program, providing logs for students to develop their chainsaw operation and equipment maintenance skills on at the RSS wood compound, a familiar site to school visitors at the southeast corner of RSS.

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