Electrical Foundation Program Comes to Port Alberni

Port Alberni residents will have an opportunity to start electrical careers, without leaving Port Alberni and the West Coast this winter. Applications are now being accepted for the new 24-week Electrical Foundation program starting this February.

“This is a unique opportunity to start one of BC’s most in-demand trades,” said Cheryl
O’Connell, NIC’s Dean of Trades and Technology. “By 2024, the BC Labour Market
estimates BC will need 5,400 electricians to fill vacancies. We wanted to support Port
Alberni students in entering those trades close to home.”

Last year, Alberni District Senior Secondary high school students Cole Haider and a classmate took the Electrical Foundation program in Campbell River, where NIC operates four levels of Electrical Apprenticeship training. The program, available to anyone wanting to prepare for work in the electrical fields, was offered to Haider as part of ACE-IT, an industry funded trades programs which gives students access to trades credentials before graduating high school.

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