On November 1 and 2, Canfor opened our doors to showcase our industry and our careers to a group of enthusiastic young women as part of the second annual “Women in Industry” program. In partnership with the Council of Forest Industries (COFI) and the local school district in Prince George, Canfor proudly hosted approximately 20 grade 10-12 students from various Prince George high schools.
Approximately 20 grade 10-12 female students visited various Canfor operations to learn more about our industry and our careers as part of the "Women in Industry" program.
The group visited the Prince George Sawmill, JD Little Nursery, Northwood Pulp mill and the Canfor Administration Centre. Over the two day, the group met members of our Forest Management Group and Talent Acquisition Team, and toured various job stations where students completed hands-on mini projects at welding, fabricating, electrical and millwrighting stations alongside qualified tradespersons.
Canfor is a huge supporter of this program that showcases our industry, the various skilled trades’ opportunities we offer and the benefits of a rewarding trades’ career. As well, the program aligns with Canfor’s goal to increase diversity in our workplace by helping to match more females with future careers in our industry.
Once again, the feedback from the students was very positive and that the two-days at Canfor operations provided a great overview of the various career options available.
We believe that a career in the forest products industry is an exciting one and hope these two days sparked an interest in some of these young women to seriously consider a career in skilled trades, our industry and our company. We wish all of them success in their career aspirations and hope to see some of them in the future back at Canfor!