British Columbia is hosting a series of seven interactive community seminars to help educate citizens about LNG and the career options and business opportunities available to British Columbians.
At each event, participants will have an opportunity to discover some of the basic science and facts about natural gas development. Seminars will feature presentations by Science World British Columbia about the fundamentals of energy science.
Alongside these demonstrations, young people will be able to talk with government and industry representatives and take part in Find Your Fit, an interactive event offering hands on experience with the skills needed for jobs throughout the province.
Seminar attendees will also be able to find out how they can connect with the business opportunities of the industry through the LNG-Buy BC project.
Seminars locations and dates are:
- Prince George, Civic Centre: October 28-29
- Fort St. John, North Peace Cultural Centre: November 4-5
- Terrace, Best Western Terrace Inn: November 9-10
- Prince Rupert, North Coast Convention Centre: November 18-19
- Squamish, CN Roundhouse and Conference Centre: December 16-17
- Nanaimo, Vancouver Island Conference Centre: January 13-14
- Kamloops, Coast Kamloops Hotel & Conference Centre: February 3-4
Rich Coleman, Deputy Premier and Minister of Natural Gas Development
“These seminars will connect people with the science and resources they need to understand our province’s future in natural gas development and export. I encourage people to attend these sessions and find out about the opportunities that exist with our natural gas industry.”
Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour
“Through B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint we committed to preparing the skilled workforce that our growing economy needs. The Find Your Fit tour will ensure our youth have the tools and resources necessary to consider the full range of in-demand occupations available to them.”
Bryan Tisdall, President and CEO, Science World British Columbia
“Science World is thrilled to be participating in the government’s energy seminars. Science World is all about engaging British Columbians in science and technology that matters in their lives, in a fun, interactive manner. Energy knowledge is vitally important to informed decision-making supporting the future health and prosperity of our province, and we are looking forward to presenting the basic science of energy to families and students across British Columbia.”
Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward
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