New Vancouver Community College Heavy Duty Training Facility
Exciting news was announced for VCC’s heavy-duty commercial transport students. Government is providing $4.5-million to move heavy-duty transportation programs offered by Vancouver Community College (VCC) and BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) into a new Motive Power Centre on Annacis Island (artistic rendering above).
Motive power programs train heavy-duty mechanics, transport trailer mechanics, diesel mechanics, commercial transportation mechanics, railway conductors and forklift operators.
When the Motive Power Centre opens to students in September 2014, it will focus on collaboration, innovation, and the efficient use of equipment and resources. At 142,000-square-feet, the facility sets a solid foundation for partnership opportunities with industry.
At 177 per cent utilization, VCC’s heavy duty and commercial transport programs will benefit from the larger space and new equipment; in addition to the hands-on-training in cutting-edge teaching facilities, learning and laboratory spaces.
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