Northern Lights College to receive $829,000 as part of Skills for Jobs Blueprint

Northern Lights College in Fort St. John. File photo

The Province will be giving $12 million for new trades equipment at 14 post-secondary institutions throughout B.C. One of those institutions is Northern Lights College as they’ll be on the receiving end of $829,000.

The money will be used to purchase items such as a wheel loader, a diesel engine bench, and an air disc brake trainer.

In a release Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond said, “We promised to shift funding and training to support in-demand jobs,” said Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Minister and Minister Responsible for Labour Shirley Bond. “Since launching B.C.’s Blueprint, we have invested $17 million in trades training equipment and targeted $13 million to reduce wait lists in high-demand trades so our diverse, strong and growing economy has the trained workers it needs.”

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