The provincial government notes there are tens of thousands of jobs that expected to be created in various sectors from liquefied natural gas and pipelines to construction and goods and services over the next several years. Amrik Virk, Minister of Advanced Education, is praising NLC for its role in filling those positions.
“What we’re seeing at Northern Lights College is a great example of creativity and flexibility in our public post-secondary system,” he says. “Our government has asked post-secondary institutions to make sure they are providing the training British Columbians need and NLC’s Centre of Training Excellence is doing just that.”
The new entry-level program for natural gas jobs is expected to be ready in July 2014, and will be available to any public post-secondary institutions in the province.