Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program Open for Applications

BC First Nations Forestry Council
February 17, 2023
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

Snuneymuxw Territory (Nanaimo, B.C.) – The Indigenous Forestry Scholarship Program (IFSP) is an existing program that the Forestry Council, in partnership with the Ministry of Forests has developed. The program is designed to grow and connect Indigenous talent to BC Forest Sector Workforce opportunities. It is a work and study mentorship program that provides the opportunity for Indigenous students to access funding and enter into forestry-related training or educational programs plus a mentored summer work experience in their field. The program provides Indigenous students with: Tuition and living expenses scholarship; Paid summer work-term experience and one-on-one mentorship with a program partner; and Support from your local Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISETP) centre. Our work includes helping Indigenous students find appropriate pathways to work placements they are interested in, and providing continuous support to keep them on track towards their professional development and success.

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