Date: July 17, 2019
Location: BCIT Burnaby Campus
HR Community Showcase: Interfor & BCIT - Developing Leaders through Collaboration
How Industry and Educational Institutions can Work Together to Achieve a Value-Added Outcome.
Come join us at this HR Community Showcase to hear how top lumber-producing companies collaborated in partnership with BCIT to build an industry-specific educational program to help develop our leaders of tomorrow.
Interfor is one of the world's largest lumber producers, with over 3,000 employees across North America. But Interfor and other industry leaders recognized a gap in skilled forestry and manufacturing workers. To find a solution, Interfor, Canfor, Tolko, and West Fraser met with the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
BCIT is one of British Columbia’s largest post-secondary institution that has been educating students since 1964. Today they welcome over 48,000 students annually into their programs and courses and employs over 2,400 faculty and staff.
Together, the forest industry and BCIT created a new lumber manufacturing program that partners leadership skills with sawmill operation skills. To build the program, the companies tapped into the knowledge of trusted industry subject matter experts who have the skill and experience to provide up-to-date and relevant technical information.
Please join us to learn more about this groundbreaking and creative collaboration across industry and BCIT to develop skilled workers. Hear from Interfor on how they partnered with other companies to help build the leaders of the future, and from BCIT on how this model could be implemented in your own industry.
Your ticket includes access to the event plus food and one alcoholic beverage ticket.
Christina Burke, CPHR - Director, Learning & Development - Interfor
Laurie Therrien - Manager of Corporate Training & Industry Services - BCIT
Wayne Hand - Dean, School of Construction & the Environment - BCIT
Who Should Attend: All members and non-members of CPHR BC & Yukon are welcome to attend!
5:45pm – 6:15pm – check in/registration/networking
6:15pm – presentation, Q&A
7:15pm – continued networking
7:45pm - END
BCIT Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Ave,
Burnaby - V5G 3H2
SE02 - See campus map
for location - Room:
214 - Town Square D
5:45pm - 7:45pm
Transit – Please visit the Translink website for ways to reach BCIT by transit.
Driving/Parking – If you are driving the closest parking lost to SE02 is lots 5 and 7. Visitors can park in those locations after 4:30 PM. The current fee posted on the parking webpage is $5.25 daily. Please refer to the campus map for where lots 5 and 7 are.
Pre-registration is required.
Should you have any questions regarding this event or registration, please contact Quinne Davey
, Member Relations Manager, Lower Mainland.
All pricing excludes applicable taxes. GST # 119446714