Business

Prince Rupert training centre shifting its focus to trades

On Sept. 1, 2013, the First Nations Training and Development Centre will be no more as the organization makes significant changes to better reflect the workplace needs of the North Coast.

Rebranding itself the Coastal Training Centre, the location on Dunsmuir Street will be shifting its focus to meet the growing needs of industrial development in the region.

"We'll be doing a lot more trades training, though we'll still offer the programs we have in the past ... we're just adding new programs. We've always wanted to provide the residents of the North Coast programs they can't get anywhere else. People want to stay in their community with the support system they have, so we're bringing these programs here," said Brenda L. Leighton, noting the name change may also help clarify the mission of the centre.

"We've gotten calls from people saying they thought we were just for First Nations ... our programs have always been open to everyone in Prince Rupert and the northwest and they will continue to be."

Among the new courses being offered are heavy equipment operator training, Class 1 driver training, faller's training, H2S Alive, supervisor safety training and more.

"The times are changing in Prince Rupert and the northwest, and it was time for a change for us," said Leighton.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Socks for the Season
 
Poll: 81 per cent back Putin even as ruble falls
 
Students taking to the stage for Salvation Army
Site C dam construction to start next summer
 
Terrace Walmart adds full line grocery section
 
Nelson Italian Canadian Society helps out food cupboard
Maglio donates $10,000 to Nelson Food Cupboard
 
Food cupboard receives $735 donation
 
DeHart: New Fiats popular with Kelowna drivers

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event


Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.