With the beginning of the outdoor work season upon us, many of you might be wondering how the Covid-19 pandemic will affect your job search. Thankfully, the Government of Canada has declared the forest products sector an essential service, so there will still be many opportunities for youth to find meaningful work. Initiating contact with potential employers is key. Here are some tips to keep in mind when reaching out:
During mentorship, you may have to think of your future, re-think your life choices, and ask yourself some big questions. These tips will help you take care of your mental health first.
By Will Vukovic It feels like my whole family is part of the forest sector. My dad is a forester, my mum worked as one, and I have an uncle who works for the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. Their careers are a big part of why I pursued a Forestry Technology diploma from Vancouver Island University. Through them, I saw how hard people in the sector have worked to put environmental responsibility at the heart of the…
Young people pursuing green careers are benefitting from the advice and guidance of mentors across Canada, thanks to PLT Canada’s new My Green Mentor Program (#MyGreenMentor). The six-month program connects youth aged 18-30 to professionals in the forest and conservation sector. It began in March with the creation of 25 mentee-mentor pairs, who were matched by an algorithm, developed by Pollinate Networks, that took into account individual personalities, learning styles, goals, locations, interests, and existing skills. Mentor-guided, but mentee-driven Although…
Over 100 attendees joined forest and conservation sector professionals from SFI-certified organizations and partners across Canada for PLT Canada’s Green Jobs E-Summit. Together, they learned about the diversity of green career pathways, the life of a forester, why conservation jobs matter, tracking grizzlies, and even how a green job could stop aliens! “I enjoyed the presentations and the entire webinar. I can’t thank PLT Canada enough for the amazing opportunity to take part.” Kieran Wasuek, Green Jobs Youth Presenter Originally scheduled…
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