College to receive job training money

NORTHWEST COMMUNITY College will receive more than $1 million for job training in industry in the northwest.

  • Nov. 16, 2012 11:00 a.m.

NORTHWEST COMMUNITY College will receive more than $1 million for job training in industry in the northwest.

The college is getting more than $1.62 million for job training as carpenters, welders, electricians, cooks and automotive service technicians for about 535 people for 2012-13 from the Industry Training Authority as part of the BC Jobs Plan, said a release by Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister Pat Bell today. Almost 800 apprentices are already registered in the northwest.

An estimated 19,890 jobs are expected in northwestern B.C. by 2020 and 30 per cent of those are expected to be newly created jobs, said the release.

The government has also invested $766,682 in a Northwest Transmission Line Labour Market Partnership with BC Hydro to develop and help implement human resource activities to meet current and future labour market needs for large projects in the region through to March 2014.

The first-ever piping trades’ foundation course in B.C. will give 37 young adults an opportunity to gain skills and certification in welding, plumbing, steam-fitting or sprinkler-fitting through a partnership agreement with the Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board – also known as the UA Piping Industry College of B.C. – and government that was made in June.

The B.C. government is investing nearly $500,000 in this Labour Market Sector Solutions partnership, which is one of the programs funded through the Canada-B.C. Labour Market Agreement.

Jobs training and skills development programs will be in every region of the province, including 14 programs in northwestern B.C. from the Canada-B.C. Labour Market Agreement and Labour Market Development Agreement.

A more detailed announcement regarding funding for the college is expected Tuesday, Nov. 20.

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