The province has given CNC $725,337 in one-time funding to deliver skills, trades and technical training at its campuses this year.
The college will use the funding to deliver several in-demand courses and programs, such as adding a total of 32 student seats to Power Engineering, 16 in Prince George and 16 at the Quesnel campus.
“These funds will greatly assist CNC to expand our trades and technical training in northern B.C.,” said CNC President John Bowman. “It’s important to note that this is one-time funding, which must be used to deliver new and additional training opportunities.”
CNC will also use the funding to deliver: Mine Certificate training programs in Mackenzie, Vanderhoof, Quesnel and Prince George; Heavy Equipment Operator or Construction Assistant in Burns Lake; Introduction to Trades in Prince George; Hospitality/Customer Service Training for Immigrant Women in Prince George; and possibly more.
“Through the BC Jobs Plan, we are working to meet the skills gap, connecting workers with job opportunities and training British Columbians for those job openings,” Jobs, Tourism and Innovation Minister Pat Bell said. “This funding is another example of how our government is being flexible and responsive to offer training that helps address regional labour market needs.”