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B.C. launches action plan for LNG trades training

LNG Industry,

Today, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) in British Columbia will release an action plan for LNG trades training, highlighting future LNG priorities.

The latest data from the B.C.'s Skills for Jobs Blueprint assumes a scenario of five LNG plants constructed in the province between 2015 - 2024 would create a total investment of CAN$ 175 billion and create up to 100,000 jobs: 58,700 direct and indirect construction jobs, 23,800 permanent direct and indirect jobs for operations, and thousands more of induced jobs as a result of households having more income.

These numbers underscore the need for continuous investment in B.C.'s Skilled Trades Training and apprenticeship system. ITA and the government of British Columbia are working together to meet this demand, starting with the launch of An Action Plan for LNG Trades Training that will help prepare a skilled and qualified workforce for B.C.'s developing LNG sector, with a focus on the northern regions of the province.

The plan was reviewed between May and August 2014, and validated by key stakeholders including industry, Aboriginal peoples, and relevant government ministries.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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