Course Highlights

  • Developed by Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada), an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, in collaboration with Sault College

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet, or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete this course

  • Earn a certificate of course completion and digital badge upon successfully completing the course that can be shared on social media such as LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook; downloaded as a PDF; or even embedded in an email signature!

  • Discounted rate available for PLT Canada Green Jobs youth, SFI-Certified organizations, and Sault College NEOS student

Learning Outcomes

This micro-credential is divided into two mini units: Career Success and Community Partnerships (60 minutes) Indigenous Employment and Training Strategies (30 minutes).

  • Identify the benefits of workforce development initiatives that promote the success of Indigenous Peoples.

  • Recognize how unique local histories and socioeconomic factors affect Indigenous workforce development.

  • Identify opportunities that support greater awareness and success for Indigenous youth in forest sector career pathways.

  • Identify strategies and approaches that can enable the co-development of employment and training initiatives with local communities.

  • Recognize key phases in the development and implementation of Indigenous employment and training strategies.

  • Identify strategies and approaches that support the success of Indigenous employees in forest sector career pathways.

  • Identify quantitative and qualitative metrics for measuring the progress of your Indigenous employment and training strategy.

Course Information

To achieve these objectives, this micro-credential explores topics such as:

  • Canada’s pathway to truth and reconciliation
  • Benefits of tapping into your local Indigenous workforce
  • Recognizing unique local histories, realities, and barriers to employment
  • Strategies for raising awareness and excitement about the forest sector
  • Opportunities for supporting post-secondary education, career planning and skills development of Indigenous youth
  • Co-developing employment and training initiatives with local communities
  • Steps for developing an Indigenous employment and training strategy
  • Tangible actions for supporting the recruitment, retention, and advancement of Indigenous employees within your organization
  • Quantitative and qualitative metrics to evaluate your organization’s Indigenous workforce development efforts

This course was designed for human resources professionals or anyone who would like to promote meaningful workforce development opportunities for Indigenous peoples and communities within the forest sector. This includes:

  • Human Resources Managers & Personnel
  • Training & Workforce Developers
  • Indigenous and Community Relations
  • Personnel & Managers
  • Executive and Senior Leadership in the Forest Sector
  • Members of Forest Sector Boards
  • Personnel and Contractor Supervisors
  • Business & Economic Developers
  • Community Development Practitioners
  • Forest Sector Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses
  • Forest Sector ESG Leads

The course may also be of interest to those working outside of the forest sector as the information is broadly applicable to other sectors.

Learners will receive the following Example Digital Badge and Certificate of Course Completion.

Content Contributors & Partners

Project Learning Tree Canada

Project Learning Tree Canada (PLT Canada) is a bilingual charity committed to fostering inclusive environmental education and growing a diverse and resilient Green Jobs workforce, using trees and forests as windows on the world. Our environmental education and professional development services, which include high-value work experiences and an industry-leading mentorship program, support youth across Canada on their green career pathways, including those in rural, Indigenous and urban communities. PLT Canada is an initiative of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).