Photo: MLA at the chopping block
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy takes a look at the work of the students involved with the BladeRunner program at Selkirk College. Conroy was in Nakusp last Wednesday to meet with constituents and find out what was going on here while the legislature was on break.
The students in the BladeRunner program have been hard at work, chopping 90 cords of birch firewood so far. During Conroy’s visit, six students were busy sawing and chopping the logs and then stacking them together.
The program has lost a few students — not because they dropped out, but because they already found jobs.
Guy Duchaine, who is facilitating the program, said it’s been a big success so far. The students are working hard. They no longer need to be supervised and motivated, he said, they just get the job done.