Our Williams Lake team participates in the Heavy Metal Rocks program every year. The program is a collaboration between local industry, WorkSafeBC and the local school district. It invites high school students to learn how to use heavy machinery for forestry, construction and mining work.
“I think this program is a great experience for the kids to get out and see that there are different work opportunities within the industry, but more importantly in the forest industry,” says Amanda Black, Logging Supervisor, Williams Lake Plywood. Amanda helps to plan the Heavy Metal Rocks program. In the past two years she’s been instructing students on how the heavy machinery should be used to cut logs that will end up at our sawmill plant to make boards.