Province Invests $1.845 Million in Trades Training at Selkirk College
As the British Columbia economy continues to grow and the need for skilled workers increases, the Provincial Government has invested in the post-secondary education required to be successful.
The Provincial Government has continued its dedication to trades training with an investment of $1.845 million in Selkirk College for a range of programming focused on building British Columbia’s future.
Shirley Bond—Minster of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training & Minister Responsible for Labour—announced earlier this week that the investment through the Industry Training Authority (ITA) will fund 458 seats through March 31, 2017.
Selkirk College students in trades programs like Welding at Nelson's Silver King Campus will benefit from the Provincial Government's recent funding announcement of $1.845 million through the Industry Training Authority (ITA). The funding is part of the ITA's annual allocation to B.C. post-secondary institutions.
“We are expecting almost one million job openings in B.C. by 2025,” says Minister Bond. “That’s why these crucial investments targeting high priority trades in our post-secondary institutions are essential. We need to ensure that we have the workforce necessary for our growing economy today and in the future.”
The funding is part of the ITA’s annual allocation to B.C. post-secondary institutions and training providers to run various training programs throughout the province. The focus on trades is in response to the objectives outlined in B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint and the McDonald Report.