Demolition Underway At CNC

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG News
Demolition Underway At CNC

While the Lion’s Share of the demolition work on the old trades facility has been completed, local MLA’s Mike Morris and Shirley Bond, along with officials with the College of New Caledonia wielded sledgehammers and took a whack at the old building today.
Once it’s cleared, a new 25,000 square-foot Heavy Mechanical Trades Training facility at its Prince George campus will be built on the site. It will house 250 heavy mechanical students.
“Student excitement around this new facility is building,” says Connor Cameron, a Heavy-duty Mechanics student. “Many of us are looking forward to learning in a brand new facility. Accessing state-of-the art equipment and tools will help students be job ready upon graduation.”
Cameron, who hails from Vancouver Island, says the new facility is one of the reasons he opted to stay at CNC to finish his program.
That’s exactly what the Jobs Minister, Shirley Bond, wants to hear.
“Investing in training in our region is critical to keeping talent in northern British Columbia,” she says. “CNC’s new heavy-mechanical trades-training facility will prepare our workforce with the skills they need to access jobs that support their families and meet the future labour market demands in Northern B.C.”
$1.2 million for the $15 million facility comes from the College, while the remainder is split between the federal and provincial governments.
The plan is to have the construction finished by the end of April 2018.


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