February 17th, 2014
Training completed for 24 Burns Lake Mill Employees
Burns Lake BC - USW Local 1-424 Northern Skills Training pilot project which was made possible through a Labour Market Agreement between the Federal and Provincial Government has completed training for 24 Babine Forest Products employees on February 14th. The training was developed in cooperation with Hampton Affiliates, the owners of the Burns Lake Mill, and formed part of their employee preparedness for the new high tech Mill. “The objective was to not only to prepare employees for the advanced technology used in the Mill but build their confidence to adapt to this modern operation”, said Terry Tate program coordinator for the Northern Skills Training pilot project.
The training plan required a partnership with the Mill to ensure the training undertaken was relevant to the needs of both the new operation and employees. Within the partnership Babine Forest Products covered the full cost of the employee wages while attending training over the three and half days to ensure no financial burden to the employees.
This was both an effective and creative partnership geared to both operational needs while building the skills and confidence of employees which will benefit everyone going forward.
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