FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River Hydro Partners were among the variety of guest speakers in attendance at the Youth Advisory Council’s conference on Thursday.

The company took the opportunity to speak to youth about the careers available in construction and scholarships for youth interested in trades that are available at Northern Lights College.

The Building a Better Tomorrow Scholarships are open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous NLC students throughout the Peace pursuing a career in trades.

Eligible programs include:

To be eligible, students must have graduated from a high school in the Peace region.

The conference also included a presentation by the BC Student Voice Leadership, as well as sessions highlighting careers in forestry and providing students with information about taxes, and a discussion with today’s local leaders.

Mayor Lori Ackerman joined the conference virtually and shared some words of wisdom with students.

“What we all want to be understood, valued and affirmed. Now, what if you seek to understand, but others don’t? Well, I can tell you one person truly listening is generally better than none and others learn through the habits of our example.”

“Buckminster Fuller who was an American architect and a systems theorist once said: You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Mayor Ackerman left students to ponder the following question: What do you want your new model to look like?

To learn more about scholarships available at NLC, click here.