Student Stories


Reid Foerter (Wood Products Processing)
As a co-op student working in Sales and Marketing here at Tolko I’ve been able to put the knowledge and experience I’ve gained from school and previous co-op terms to use. Managing VMI inventories, creating customer profiles, and running periodic reports are just a few of the many tasks I have been assigned thus far. The opportunity to work on the sales floor of one of the world’s largest lumber companies has provided me with invaluable experience that school alone couldn’t possibly provide. Read more...


Amy Ing (Natural Resources Conservation)
For the past two months I have been working at SPEC as an Urban Agriculture Facilitator. I have been teaching children from school daycares how to garden from planting, watering and of course, harvesting! All of these schools are part of the School Gardens Program, which educates children about urban food growing through agriculture lessons in the classroom to hands on activities in the garden. Read more...


Alina (Huizi) Wang (Wood Products Processing)
As a Coop student working for West Fraser, I have been provided a variety of opportunities to learn, to share and to explore. Until now, I have been working for Williams Lake Sawmill for 3 months. And during the past three months, I have developed grade checking skills, Liner High Grader (LHG) maintenance and calibration skills, products quality analysis and control skills, trouble shooting skills and so on. Read more...


Darlene Feng (Wood Products Processing)
Currently I am working in a lumber trading company located on a 10-acre mill used to hold a large quantity of inventory. The experience I have gained within the different departments has expanded my knowledge within the lumber industry and strengthened my skills. I have had the opportunity to build close relationships with my coworkers, which made me a team player. Read more...


Chloe Williams (Natural Resources Conservation)
My summer to date has been spent in the woods surrounding the beautiful and endearing town of Clearwater, BC. As a forestry co-op student working for the Wells Gray Community Forest Corporation, I have had the chance to see and experience snippets from various aspects of forest harvesting – from the early stages of block layout all the way to reaching free to grow status. Read more...