Thursday, August 17, 2017

NWCC Prince Rupert campus builds foundation for fall trades program

The Prince Rupert campus of NWCC is set to offer a trades training program
for those looking to access industrial jobs in the community

With the 2017-18 school year just  weeks away now, the Prince Rupert campus of Northwest Community College is now accepting applicants for their ongoing trades development program in the city.

The funded program which is called Building a Community Workforce is available to eligible students and provides a ten week introduction to the trades, offering an opportunity to upgrade technical and life skills and earn trade related safety certificates.

Admission requirements for the program include:

Participants have been Unemployed and have not collected EI in the past 3 years; OR


Employed and low-skilled; and have Be assessed at a Grade 8-10 level for English and Math.

Upon completion of the ten week program participants will be job ready for opportunities in the region, ready to offer the following to would be employers:

Industry-recognized certificates 
Essential skills training that supports success in employment 
Job search understanding, supports and resources 
Hands-on trades industry skills 
Preparation for employment and further trades training.

The Prince Rupert course load will run from September 5 to January 26th, you can find out more information related to what is involved with the training program by contacting Dawn Blake at NWCC at 250-624-6054 extension 5715

More notes on the Building a Community Workforce program can be reviewed here.

A larger overview of the wide range of other industrial trades training programs available at all campus locations at NWCC can be found from the course program portion of the college website.

Further information related to post-secondary education across the Northwest can be found on our archive page.

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