Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BC Government invests 1.6 million dollars in Trades Funding for NWCC

An announcement late last week offers more options for students around the Northwest as the trades programs offered through Northwest Community College will see additional funding for 501 seats at the college through to March of 2017.

The funding of 1.6 million dollars is to be delivered through the Industry Training Authority will provide for investment in a range of NWCC course programs including the College's electrician, carpenter, welder, culinary and heavy mechanical trades opportunities.

NWCC President Ken Burt noted how the new investment will offer local students the chance to achieve their goals and meet the demands of employers around the region.

“Investing in trades training for our students means more people in our communities have the opportunity to get the training they need to meet the demands of the workplace. We are pleased to offer a suite of trades training opportunities for students that will help them achieve their goals.”

More on the announcement from Friday can be reviewed here.

The Prince Rupert campus of Northwest Community College is just one
of the college's Northwest facilities that could see an increase in trades
education participation following a BC Government funding announcement

You can explore the various trades programs offered by Northwest Community College from their website.

Further background on education in the Northwest can be found on our archive page.

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