Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Fourteen applicants selected for AltaGas training program at NWCC in Prince Rupert

Looming large on Ridley Island, the AltaGa Liquid Propane export terminal
is moving through its construction timetable at a steady pace

(From the AltaGas newsletter)

With construction of the Ridley Island Propane Export Terminal continuing on at a consistent pace, AltaGas the owner/operator of the Terminal complex is now turning its attention towards training those workers that will be taking on duties as Operators at the shipment facility.

The Spring newsletter about RIPET from AltaGas highlights the progress of both the construction timeline and the introduction of classroom instruction set to start in June at Northwest Community College in Prince Rupert.

The Operator Training program, the first of its kind in Northwest British Columbia will provide students with the Safety and Gas Process Operations Skill Set required to qualify for entry level positions at the New Terminal.

Alta Gas conducted community information sessions earlier this year about the program, and from those session the company has selected fourteen students to start their training with AltaGas, part of a six month program that runs from June until December.

March -- AltaGas Ridley project fabrication "on track" for service in first quarter of 2019
February  -- AltaGas sets Late February sessions for employment opportunities for Lax Kw'alaams and Metlakatla members

The RIPET Operator Training program has been launched with the support of the Coast Tsimshian First Nations and NWCC, which have helped to develop the program.

The newsletter also puts a focus how AltaGas is looking towards supporting their student's success and their collective goal of hiring local First Nations and community members first.

The AltaGas Operator Training program is set for a June launch at NWCC
(From the RIPET newsletter -- click to enlarge)

The Spring Newsletter also explores some of the Community initiatives that AltaGas has become involved with in the last year, with support for the Prince Rupert North Coast Transition Society and Port Edward boat launch among some of their notes.

The Newsletter also offers up a timeline for the project to date, offering a good guide as to the progress of the terminal complex at Ridley Island.

You can review the Newsletter here, while more from AltaGas on their Prince Rupert plans can be reviewed from the AltaGas website.

For more items of note related to the AltaGas project see our archive page here.

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