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Barriere Community Education

The Barriere Community Education team has been providing quality education and training to the lower North Thompson Valley for over 20 years. The Centre offers courses and programs to area residents that wish to develop the skills and knowledge required for entering the job market and for furthering their education.

A wide variety of courses are offered through Community Education: First Aid, Health and Safety, Trades and Technology, Forestry, Computing, Professional Development and General Interest courses. Some related courses include:

  • Occupational First Aid Level 1, 2 & 3
  • Transportation Endorsement
  • Basic Fire Suppression S100/185
  • Traffic Control Person Certification
  • Foodsafe Level 1
  • Comprehensive Fall Protection
  • Mobile Equipment Platform Certification

Several online work-related certification and training courses are also available:

  • Pipeline construction Safety Training systems (PCST)
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)
  • WHMIS – Global Harmonized Standard
  • Ground Disturbance II
  • Fall Protection Awareness
  • Confined Space Pre-entry
  • H2S Awareness
  • EdtoGo - Wide range of interactive online courses
  • Red Seal Challenge Preparation
  • Field Safety Representative (FSR) Preparation Courses

TRUs Community Education Coordinator is available to assist individuals, businesses, or agencies with courses, programs, or workshops that are customized to meet specific needs.


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