The wheels were set in motion by the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce after they made a presentation to School District 59 board members. Local industry groups are helping to cover the associated costs.

In a release Executive Director of the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce Kathleen Connolly says, “This is a win-win opportunity for students, and local business and industry. As summer jobs open up, employers will have a pool of students to draw from who have the basic safety training in place”

The program is open to all grade 10 students as well as students who are in enrolled in work experience. Students must have updated resumes and be at least 16 years old. The course will be scheduled in two day training sessions beginning May 5 to give students the chance to get summer employment.