PLT Canada Hosts Successful Green Jobs E-Summit
April 02, 2020
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!
Originally scheduled as a two-day, in-person event, PLT Canada’s first-ever Green Jobs Summit went online because of COVID-19 concerns. It was an important opportunity for participants to learn about the diversity of careers in the forest and conservation sector and the important skills they will need to be successful.
In session one, youth talked to their peers about green jobs. In session two, professionals presented about career options in a diversity of fields, and shared their experiences on their own career pathways.
Success in numbers
Engaged youth in conversation with experts
The morning and afternoon sessions ran overtime to accommodate dozens of questions from participants. Youth asked a range of questions that led to very informative answers, including:
PLT Canada is looking forward to hosting more Green Jobs E‑Summits in partnership with the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.
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PLT Canada is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative.
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