New Trades Facility Celebrated
Prince George, B.C. – Construction has begun on a new heavy mechanical trades training facility at CNC.
First announced in December, Prince George-Valemount MLA Shirley Bond and Prince George-Mackenzie MLA Mike Morris were on hand for the ground-breaking ceremony this morning.
The 2,326 square foot $15 million facility will be built on the east side of the Prince George campus and will replace an existing building and leased facilities.
It will accommodate 250 existing full-time equivalent students and up to 48 new FTEs in the heavy-duty equipment technician truck and transport mechanics program – an increase of 20 per cent.
“CNC’s new heavy mechanical trades training facility will give students the skills to be first in line for in-demand careers in the trades,” said Prince George-Mackenzie Liberal MLA Mike Morris. “British Columbia’s strong and growing economy is enabling us to make targeted infrastructure investments in our post-secondary institutions.”
Both the federal and provincial governments are contributing $6.9 million to the project while the remaining $1.2 million will be covered by the college.
Construction is expected to be complete by next spring.