Additional 75 LNG trades training seats for Northern Lights College

FORT ST. JOHN – As part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, Northern Lights College (NLC) will receive funding for an additional 75 training spaces to increase access and help reduce waitlists for trades critical to the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry and in-demand trades.

The allocation is part of the $6.8 million announced earlier today to create 1,424 foundation and apprenticeship seats at 14 public post-secondary institutions throughout British Columbia.

NLC will receive a total of $438,000 including $226,000 for the additional seats that will be available to students as early as September 2014 and $212,000 in operating and minor equipment funding such as tools, safety gear and rods and gas for welding to support delivery of training programs. The 75 seats at Northern Lights College include:

• 32 electrical apprenticeship seats.
• 16 welder foundation seats.
• 27 welder apprenticeship seats.

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