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Media Release
Release Date: October 26, 2016

The province has announced their funding of $5.2 million this year for trades training programs at Camosun. This investment, through the Industry Training Authority (ITA), will fund 2,047 seats in various trades programs including: electrical, carpentry, professional cook training, welding, automotive technology, sheet metal, plumbing and more.

“This funding allows Camosun to deliver more than 20 different trades foundation and apprenticeship programs each year to more than 2,000 students, making Camosun one of the leading providers of trades training in our province,” said Eric Sehn, Camosun’s dean of trades and technology. “Our students learn how to become practical problem solvers and gain the latest technical skills needed for the trades of today - helping them build a sustainable future for themselves and our community.”

The funding is part of the ITA’s allocation to B.C. post-secondary institutions and training providers to run various training programs throughout the province. “We want to ensure B.C. has the skilled workforce necessary to fill the almost one million jobs forecast in our province over the next decade,” said Greg Kyllo, parliamentary secretary for the B.C. Jobs Plan, on his visit to Camosun’s new Centre for Trades Education and Innovation, October 18. Read more...

Parliamentary Secretary Greg Kyllo (right) and Industry Training Authority CEO Gary Herman (left) visit a Sheet Metal class in Camosun’s new Centre for Trades Education & Innovation, Oct 18, 2016

Last updated: October 26, 2016 1:10 pm

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