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B.C. college to receive LNG training equipment

LNG Industry,

British Columbia’s Premier, Christy Clark, has announced CAN$375 028 for the College of New Caledonia (CNC), to purchase new trades training equipment to support students studying fields that are critical to the LNG industry.

CNC is using the funds to acquire new equipment and to continue to keep up with industry and curriculum requirements.


Premier Christy Clark

“We want B.C. students to have every possible advantage. Hands-on experience using industry-standard trades-training equipment is an important part of developing the best trade students in the business.”

Andrew Wilkinson, Advanced Education Minister

“Students at the College of New Caledonia will directly benefit from our investment in new trades training equipment. Hands-on experience using the latest industry standard tools means students will continue to graduate with skills that are being sought after by employers.”

Shirley Bond, Minister Responsible for Labour

“A career in the trades provides people with the opportunity for long-term, well-paying jobs that strengthen our families and communities. New equipment, along with the additional 72 trades training seats at CNC announced last year, means greater opportunities for students to get the skills they need to get ahead.”

Henry Reiser, President of CNC

“With the growing demand for skilled trades people, there’s never been a more important time to help students get the training they need. This investment by the government comes at the right time to position our students for a rewarding career in British Columbia.”

The CAN$375 028 is part of B.C.’s Blueprint commitment of CAN$185 million for trades training infrastructure and equipment at public post-secondary institutions, to encourage young people to work in the LNG industry.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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