GLOBE AND MAIL – B.C. announces $1.35-million for training LNG workers

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BURNABY, B.C. — The Canadian Press
Published Monday, Jul. 28 2014, 8:59 PM EDT
Last updated Monday, Jul. 28 2014, 9:17 PM EDT

There’ll be 272 new seats in trades programs at the B.C. Institute of Technology this September, and the provincial government says they’ll help equip students to work in the proposed liquefied natural gas industry.

Advanced Education Minister Amrik Virk said Monday the Burnaby, B.C.-based institution will receive a total of $1.35-million to pay for the new positions and some minor equipment, and there’ll be similar announcements in the coming weeks across the province as the government rolls out its Skills for Jobs Blueprint.

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