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News Release - Association of BC Forest Professionals

News Release - Association of BC Forest Professionals

Recruitment Activity

Recruitment Activity Educational Institutions Guided tours of research forests, local parks or model forests Recruit from other education programs within same institution Work with general institution recruiters Educate Registrar’s Office/Enrolment Services/General recruiting staff within own institution that forestry exists and is a viable option for the right students Recruit international students Work with applicants including those who don’t apply (send welcome letter) Hold one-on-one sessions with prospective students/tour facilities and campus/personal attention Conduct survey of 1st year students (to find out why they came into forestry in general and your school in particular) and conduct focus groups of senior students (to find out what they like and don’t like) Coordinate recruitment and admission activities to provide more personal service to incoming students Focus recruitment budget on travel and meeting with prospective students Develop recruitment kit for alumni with speaking notes, CD with PowerPoint presentation, brochures, etc. Request recruitment assistance from alumni Engage teaching staff/Faculty members in recruitment Recruitment Strategy for the B.C. Forest Sector ABCFP Industry Associations First Nations June 2007 Page 40 of 53 Licensees Government Consultants/ Contractors

Recruitment Activity Educational Institutions Adopt a school (teacher brings high school students to institution for one day for labs – forestry students assist with instruction) Hold a two-day camp with high school students and faculty (May/June) Teacher professional development days held at institution (plus field trips) Teachers’ tours as professional development experience Develop forestry modules for high school that fits within existing high school curriculum Give bonus credits for advanced high school work Provide current software for schools to use free of charge (e.g. ArcView) with forestry examples to learn from Have a “student for a day” program for student job or educational program shadowing Target top high school students for forestry camps (junior high as well as older) Approach younger high school students (e.g. grade 9) with classroom projects with a forestry flavour (in-classroom, computer projects, field work) Work with high school Science teachers to chart pathways for students who would be successful in forestry (grades 9 and 10) Provide career materials to high schools Recruitment Strategy for the B.C. Forest Sector ABCFP Industry Associations First Nations June 2007 Page 41 of 53 Licensees Government Consultants/ Contractors

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