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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Northern Lights College (NLC) is receiving $150,000 to support training for workers affected by temporary decreased production at the Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp Mill.

The funding, which the government announced today, also gives those in other communities in the Northeast to to access additional training while they experience the economic downturn.

“Government is committed to helping former workers at the Chetwynd Mechanical Pulp Mill prepare for their future,” said MLA for Peace River South Mike Bernier on behalf of Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson. “Training will support not only the workers but the community and economy in the Northeast, which is why this funding is so important.”

A community adjustment team is working with the college to build a plan for training that will fit the school the most.

“This funding is vital both to communities and the workers affected by the slowdown in the economy,” said Dr. Loren Lovegreen, NLC vice-president, academic and research. “Our college is dedicated to working with all the stakeholders to provide the best training opportunities possible at the Chetwynd and Fort Nelson campuses.”

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