Industrial Wood Processing
Advance your career in the North American lumber industry in 12 months!
The BCIT Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing (IWP) is designed to prepare you with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills to advance to supervisory positions within your organization in the North American lumber sector. Check with your employer on the next intake!
Ethan Griffin, Sawmill Production Superintendent, Interfor, Industrial Wood Processing Grad and Student in the Business of Sawmilling Pilot Program
“The (IWP) program is top notch. It is challenging, there is a lot of work, but sure is rewarding. Industry leaders, competitors, came together to build a program that helps build the technical skills and knowledge for people in our industry…This speaks to how amazing this industry is.”
BCIT welcomes new Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing
BCIT welcomed the first graduating cohort from the pilot program of Associate Certificate in Industrial Wood Processing (IWP), School of Construction and the Environment (SoCE). The first cohort graduated from the pilot program in December 2018. The success of the pilot program created more cohorts in January 2019 and June 2019.
All of the students were sponsored by North American lumber companies including Canfor, lnterfor, Tolko and West Fraser. In the subsequent launches, Conifex, Delta Cedar, Gorman Brothers, Millar Western, Western Forest Products and Weyerhaeuser joined those companies.