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Forest Products Association of Canada Announces 2017 Green Dream Bloggers

Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Green Dream program.

The ten chosen students will receive a scholarship and an iPad mini or GoPro camera to help them blog about their experiences working in Canada's forest products industry throughout the summer.

"These youth are the future of the forest products industry. By sharing their adventures they are showcasing the many benefits and opportunities that come with working in our sector," says Derek Nighbor, CEO, FPAC. "Supporting talented youth and encouraging them to pursue forestry careers is vital to the success of the forest products industry."

The GreenestWorkforce.ca is an online resource website highlighting careers in Canada's forest products industry and features a job-matching tool to match job seekers with rewarding careers in the sector. Career opportunities in Administration, Science and Engineering, Woodlands, Skilled Trades and Mill Operations are open now across the country. Visit TheGreenestWorkforce.ca for more details.

The Green Dream blogs will be hosted here throughout the summer and new blogs will be uploaded bi-weekly: http://thegreenestworkforce.ca/index.php/blog/

Scholarship recipients

1.Sydney Goward – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Hinton, Alberta
2.Lindsay Albers – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Hinton, Alberta
3.Jeffery White – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., 100 Mile House, British Columbia
4.Kevin Hogan – Canfor Corporation, Prince George, British Columbia
5.Melanie Flack – Canfor Pulp Ltd., Taylor, British Columbia
6.Gillian Stauffer – West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., Blue Ridge, Alberta
7.Adam Soames – Weyerhaeuser Company Limited, Grande Prairie, Alberta
8.Mitch Martell – Millar Western Forest Products Ltd., Whitecourt, Alberta
9.Logan Biamonte – Conifex Timber Inc., Mackenzie, British Columbia
10.Brad Constantine – Tolko Industries Ltd., Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan

FPAC provides a voice for Canada's wood, pulp, and paper producers nationally and internationally in government, trade, and environmental affairs. The $67-billion-a-year forest products industry represents 2% of Canada's GDP and is one of Canada's largest employers operating in hundreds of communities and providing 230,000 direct jobs across the country.

Source: FPAC

 
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