Northwest Community College has received $51,000 from the provincial government to boost the number of positions in the trades program by 32 seats.
According to the release from the Ministry of Advanced Education, these new seats will be in the carpenter and electrical programs.
“This investment in trades seats will support the long-term success of students in the north, and it reinforces the value of trades training in B.C.,” said Northwest Community College president Ken Burt. “Our students and apprentices will be able to access these seats and finish their training so that they can meet the growing demand for skilled trades workers in the province.”
The minister responsible for advanced education Andrew Wilkinson said that the move is part of “a plan to align training with in-demand jobs.”
After the foundational training courses there is an opportunity to get apprentice hours at work placements in the north, the release indicates.