Forest Equipment Program
Recipient: College of New Caledonia
Sectors: Capacity Building
Strategy: Human Development
Description: The purpose of this project was to purchase equipment simulator technology and equipment for a new Forest Equipment Operators Program at the College of New Caledonia (CNC). After successful completion of a pilot session of the program with leased simulators, the applicant approached NKDF for assistance with the purchase of simulators. The funding assistance helped to reduce delivery costs and increase the accessibility to students by lowering tuition fees. The purchase of the simulators has enabled CNC to deliver the program a number times at different regional campuses, two of which are within the NKDF investment area (Burns Lake and Vanderhoof). This project has been strongly supported by industry and funding partners include the College of New Caledonia and Vancouver Foundation.