“In today’s rapidly changing IT world, education remains the foundation for self-sufficiency and business agility. Timely training can mean the difference between prolonged deployment of projects and rapid time to market. Configuration mistakes can also be minimized through early education and certification. DALIAN’s Sequoia Suite, situated within its HQ, is ideally suited to provide classroom based education services to its clients and is utilized regularly to offer a broad range of certification-based training courses.”
Canadian Council for the Advancement of Development Officers
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"Professional Level Certification recognition is an indicator of capacity that expands on the 16 competency requirements, and incorporates on-the-job learning; an exploration of ethics, leadership, and communications; and a higher level of analysis and assessment of Aboriginal economic development theory and practice."
Third-party certification provides assurance that a forest company is operating legally and sustainably and in compliance with world-recognized standards for sustainable forest management. Forest certification can help companies demonstrate that they are responsible forest managers.
This discussion paper will examine how Aboriginal communities may be affected by processes under development to certify sustainable forest management or sustainably produced forest products and the possible basis for Aboriginal communities complying with these processes. Background information will be provided on the events leading to certification, the current status of certification initiatives and options for Aboriginal communities to meet certification standards or use such systems to promote their interests.
If Aboriginal communities across the country are to derive economic benefit from the forest resources that surround their communities – for many this is the only major development option – then they need to develop strategies encompassing new and different approaches to forest-based development. Basically, overall there has to be a diversification of the Aboriginal forest-based economy and now is the time to address this matter. This report assesses potential avenues that First Nations could pursue.
Nobody believes that certification will solve all problems confronting Indigenous Peoples as they wrestle with resource uses on their traditional lands. But it presents opportunities. It is not a substitute for the full recognition of treaty and aboriginal rights. Nor is it a convenient opportunity for the provincial or federal governments to continue ignoring the basic human rights and freedoms of Indigenous Nations. It is, however, a means for the forest industry to demonstrate leadership, good citizenship and responsible stewardship.
What's the best way to show you're a seasoned and qualified professional? Certification and accredication can help you impress employers that need your expertise. Many specialized jobs in oil and gas may offer certification or accreditation programs, allowing the worker to demonstrate specialization and competence in their profession. Certification can be achieved through a governing body, professional association or industry organization.
The CanSIA Solar Hot Water (SHW) training and certification program was developed with funding support from Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). It assures the skills of SHW installers and provides consumers with confidence that certified individuals are professional and competent installers. In many cases, this certification is a requirement for access to federal, provincial and municipal market-incentives.