Western Forest Products, Ladysmith, BC
Working at Western Forest Products contributed towards my growth as a member of the forestry industry. The most valuable lesson I learned during my co-op work term was the management of information; even the finest of details are worth thorough consideration. I was involved in many quality and process control duties at Saltair Sawmill with a focus on dust control. My general responsibilities involved managing maintenance work orders, performing house-keeping audits and working with senior quality control employees to solve size-control problems. I also had the opportunity to set-up cut programs and run simulations with cutting edge log-optimizing software. From my experience, the Forestry Co-op Program is an excellent way to gain exposure to a promising industry and discover what options are open within your degree.