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Media Release
Release Date: April 27, 2015

The Honourable Andrew Wilkinson, Minister of Advanced Education, today announced Camosun College will receive $497,000 to help reduce waitlists in critical trades training programs including carpentry, welding, plumbing and electrical. The announcement was made among trades students in Camosun's carpentry shop at the Interurban campus.

The funding is part of the province's plan to match training with jobs in demand. See Ministry News Release.

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Michelle Tinis
Communications & Advancement


Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson (blue jacket) with Camosun Interim President Peter Lockie (far right), CEO of ITA Gary Herman (left), CEO BC Construction Association Manley McLachlan (left) and Camosun 3rd Year Carpentry student Tony Carroll (far left) with carpentry and welding students looking on.

Derek Smith marks plate

Welding Foundation dual credit student shows Minister of Advanced Education Andrew Wilkinson how to make a precision cut.


Camosun's Dean of Trades & Technology Eric Sehn, Interim President Peter Lockie and Minister Wilkinson check in on the progress of Camosun's new Trades Education and Innovation Complex set to open this fall.

Photos: Camosun Audio Visual Services

Last updated: April 27, 2015 4:19 pm

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