Fleming College Expands Forestry Programs

Kawartha 411 News
March 11, 2024
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

KAWARTHA LAKES, ONTARIO -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. 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 the skills 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 that includes a paid co-op, providing students with networking opportunities as they meet and work alongside professionals within the forestry industry.

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