The International LNG in British Columbia (B.C.) conference has already seen B.C. Premier, Christy Clark, comment on the importance of the LNG industry for the younger generation’s career prospects. The Ledcor Group of Companies, in cooperation with CLAC, has also taken advantage of the event by hosting a scaffolding competition at the GameChanger Youth Expo (part of the LNG Conference). The competition aims to teach the younger generation about possible careers in the LNG industry. The team that finishes in first place will win CAN$1000, while the team in second will win CAN$500. Additionally, a CAN$2000 contribution will be given to the Kwantlen Polytechnic University.
The General Manager of Construction Operations at Ledcor, Ryan Hodgson, said: “We're pleased CLAC asked us to partake in the GameChanger scaffolding competition and assist in guiding the student teams […] We appreciate the opportunity to do our part in supporting youth training.”
This year’s International LNG in B.C. Conference is the third of its kind, and is hosted by the B.C. government. It serves as part of the B.C. government’s target of having various LNG facilities up and running by 2020, which will create thousands of jobs for young Canadians.
CLAC’s training director in B.C., Larry Richardson, said: “Ledcor and CLAC share a common goal in empowering youth in BC through continued education and development […] Events such as the GameChanger Youth Expo help provide the next generation of talented apprentices with the keys to success as they develop their skills and explore future career paths in the LNG industry.”
Edited from press release by David Rowlands
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