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Quebec invests around $430,000 for forestry sector training

March 28, 2024  By P&PC Staff

The Quebec government has announced an investment of $428,823 to train mechanics in the paper manufacturing and wood processing sectors to meet the needs of businesses in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region. The announcement was made by Nancy Guillemette, Member of the National Assembly for Roberval, has announced, on behalf of Kateri Champagne Jourdain, Minister of Employment and Minister responsible for the Côte-Nord region,

The program, offered tailor-made to meet specific needs, comprises a total of 800 hours of training. The training will include 480 hours in the classroom and 320 hours of paid work experience in a company. Primarily focused on industrial mechanics, the training also includes a block devoted to understanding wood transformation processes.

In Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, 274 companies call on the services of millwrights and industrial mechanics. The training offered therefore meets real needs. The Comité sectoriel de main-d’œuvre du bois, Formabois, helped identify the training needs and will be promoting the project.


Guillemette emphasizes the significance of skilled workers in sustaining the forestry sector’s pivotal role in the regional economy. The program underscores the government’s commitment to employment and supporting evolving sectors to address future challenges.

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