Tumbler Ridge Northern Lights College to receive $150,000 for workers affected by mining cuts

Northern Lights College is receiving a grant of $150,000 to support workers that have been affected by the closure of Tumbler Ridge regional coal mines. The money is provided in alignment with B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint and was introduced by the Province in April of last year.

According to a release issued by the Province, a Community Transition Team is working with the college to help identify the types of training that will best support future job prospects for Tumbler Ridge workers.

Peace River South MLA Mike Bernier said, “Government is helping people obtain skills for jobs when they need it most. Northern Lights College provides valuable training for people in the community, which will help open doors to new career opportunities in Tumbler Ridge.”

The training will aim to complement the skills and training workers already have along with helping them develop new skills.