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Today’s funding will go towards upgrading and modernizing trades training facilities, in particular at the Dawson Creek aircraft maintenance engineering hangar. The upgrades are to ensure optimal service from electrical and operating systems.

The Fort St. John campus will receive roadway and entry improvements.

“These important upgrades to training facilities at Northern Lights ensure that students, faculty and staff are working together in a safe and stimulating learning environment,” says Yamamoto.

In addition, the province revealed what the over $900,000 in funding announced in May will go towards.

“Our investment in trades-related programs at Northern Lights means more student seats in mining, welding, power engineering and oil and gas training,” explains Blair Lekstrom, MLA for Peace River South, “sectors that are vital to the economic strength and growth of our region.”

Those new trades-related seats will be created over the next year.

Yamamoto will be at the Fort St. John Northern Lights College campus tomorrow morning.

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