Tembec partners with 'YES 2 IT' trades exposure program



    CRANBROOK, BC, June 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Tembec today announced that it is
partnering in the Youth Exploring Skills to Industry Training (YES 2 IT). This
new awareness program for grades six to nine students provides an opportunity
to experience some of the hands-on skills used in a variety of trade
occupations and make connections with tradespersons in their communities.
Tembec is pleased to welcome 45 grade nine students from Selkirk school in
Kimberley, and Parkland and Laurie schools in Cranbrook, who will tour its
Cranbrook Finger Joint facility before going to the College of the Rockies'
Cranbrook campus to work on welding, carpentry and electrical projects.
    "In a context of shortage of qualified labour and challenging
demographics, trades careers offer great lifetime work opportunities," said
Jean-Luc Carrière, Senior Vice President, Forest Products Group - British
Columbia. "Working in an industry that is truly sustainable, that constitutes
a significant mitigating solution to climate change and for a company that is
the leader in resource stewardship, students have the opportunity to have a
hands-on experience and be in a better position to decide about their future.
The forest industry, despite the current context, will rebound. Our children's
future starts now and Tembec is proud to contribute to a great future for
British Columbia."
    The local YES 2 IT event is a partnership organized by School Districts 5
and 6, College of the Rockies, Tembec, Acklands-Grainger Inc., Elk Valley Coal
Corporation, the Resources Training Organization (RTO), the Industry Training
Authority (ITA), and the Ministry of Education.

    Tembec is a large, diversified and integrated forest products company
which stands as the global leader in sustainable forest management practices.
With operations principally located in North America and in France, the
Company employs approximately 8,000 people. Tembec's common shares are listed
on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TMB and warrants under TMB.WT.
Additional information on Tembec is available on its website at
www.tembec.com.




For further information:

For further information: Richard Fahey, Vice President, Communications
and Public Affairs, (514) 871-2304, richard.fahey@tembec.com


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