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Vancouver Island summit brings $2.7 million to North Island College trades


British Columbia premier Christy Clark announced an investment of $2.7 million in North Island College (NIC) for skills training in high-priority trades seats at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo yesterday. Photo courtesy Government of B.C.

October 28, 2016 – British Columbia premier Christy Clark announced an investment of $2.7 million in North Island College (NIC) for skills training in high-priority trades seats at the Vancouver Island Economic Summit in Nanaimo yesterday.

Like the many other B.C. investment announcements recently, this one comes through the Industry Training Authority (ITA) and will fund 744 seats through to March 31, 2017, in various trades, including electricians.

“This funding provides opportunities for North Island students to develop practical skills and knowledge in more than 20 different trades and technology programs across the region,” said John Bowman, college president. “NIC is proud to support North Island students and communities with industry-relevant trades training close to home.”

NIC is based in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.