The electrical and power engineering programs at the College of New Caledonia (CNC) will receive a funding boost of $151,600 from the provincial government to support in-demand occupations that support the provincial economy.
The funding will support students who want to train and stay and work in northern B.C.
Power engineers and electricians support a range of sectors including construction, liquefied natural gas and forestry and can be employed in pulp mills, hospitals, mining operations and other settings.
Government has invested a total of $755,000 in trades training seats and $1.9 million for trades training equipment at CNC since 2014.
“I joined the 4th class power engineering program because it’s something that is interesting to me, and at the end of the day if you aren’t doing what you like, you have a job, not a way of life,” said Jacob Henschke, power engineering 4th class.