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Truck Loggers Association's Post-Secondary Scholarship Program
Sandy McKellar, Director of Communications & Membership

The Truck Loggers Association represents the independent Coastal forest industry.  They have 500+ member companies who operate in the coastal regions of British Columbia in communities that are dependant on the forest industry for their economic and social well being.  The TLA believes that BC’s forests are critical to a strong and stable forest products industry and, by definition, a stable economy for the province of BC. 

Communicating the importance of the forest sector to the BC public is am important mandate of the TLA, who are committed to supporting and promoting forest education in local communities, schools, colleges and universities.  Their Education Fund supports a variety of programs designed for students and teachers from kindergarten to grade 12, as well as post secondary forestry programs.

Malaspina University College forestry
students with the Premier and their
academic advisor, Paul Lucas.
UBC award winners pose with the Premier
and faculty advisors, Peter Marshall
and Candace Parsons.

One such program is their post-secondary scholarship program.  Each year at the annual TLA convention deserving students from Malaspina University College, the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the University of British Columbia are awarded with scholarships recognizing their academic and professional achievements.  This year’s students were awarded certificates of recognition and scholarship cheques by the Honourable Gordon Campbell, Premier of British Columbia at a private reception held at the 64th Annual TLA Convention in Vancouver. 

Forestry has been and will continue to be the back bone of the BC economy and one of the biggest employers in the province.  Supporting forest education will ensure that the coast forest sector has access to the highly-skilled workforce it requires, while at the same time providing high-paying and challenging jobs for British Columbians.

 

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