A student at work. College of New Caledonia photo

CNC’s Foundation Programs begin in February

CNC Quesnel to offer Carpenter, Electrical, Industrial Mechanic-Machinist Foundation courses

Want to kick start your career in a particular trade? Foundation training programs provide students with an opportunity to learn the basic knowledge and skills needed for entry into a particular occupation. The College of New Caledonia’s Foundation programs all begin in February and are 24 weeks in length.

In 2019, CNC’s Quesnel Campus will offer Carpenter Foundation, Electrical Foundation, and Industrial Mechanic-Machinist Foundation. Upon successful completion, students earn credit for the first level of their technical training by the Industry Training Authority and have acquired the skills needed to help jump start their career and start working as an apprentice.

“There is an incredible need for skilled labour in Northern B.C., with $35 billion worth of resource-related projects planned in the next three to five years,” explains Morgan Ross, CNC’s regional principal, who states that there is a tremendous opportunity for people with training in these industries.

Not sure what program would be right for you? Head down to the CNC campus for a personalized tour of its trades training facility, located in the West Fraser Technical Centre at 100 Campus Way. Talk to trades instructors, staff and academic advisors and make an informed decision.

In fact, if you’re considering the field of Carpentry, register to take the Carpentry Exploration program to see if Carpentry would be the right choice for you. Over three days, you’ll explore basic trades math, shop safety, basic tools, build a bench, and construct a roof line. While you’re there, check out the expansion progress. The college is renovating and expanding to include a larger boiler, bigger Power Engineering Lab, and brand new welding shop.

Applications are being accepted for all programs. Call 250-991-7500 ext. 7651 for more details or to arrange a facility visit.

READ MORE: College of New Caledonia Quesnel students asking for Clothes for the Cold


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Get your tickets now for Buck Ridge Barn Dance and Silent Auction fundraising on June 1

The Buck Ridge Community Association is raising money to build a new community hall

You don’t want to miss Bud and Ross Granley’s Yak-o-batics at SkyFest 2019

The father-and-son duo from Washington are coming to Quesnel Aug. 2-4

Celebrating Victoria Day in Barkerville

Victoria Day was the first special event at Barkerville Historic Town and Park for the 2019 season

Ranch Musings: As we prepare for planting…

David Zirnhelt talks soil in his latest column

Time to get growing

The race to grow Quesnel’s largest pumpkin is underway

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Raptors beat Bucks 100-94 to advance to franchise’s first-ever NBA Finals

Leonard has 27 points, 17 boards to lead Toronto past Milwaukee

Third person charged in death of B.C. teen found in torched SUV

Inderdeep Kaur Deo facing charge of accessory after the fact to murder

Kamloops girl, 9, recovering from carbon monoxide poisoning now out of ICU

Her mother who was sleeping in the same tent with her did not survive

‘I think he’s still alive’: B.C. mom pleads for help finding son last seen a month ago

Family offering $5,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Tim Delahaye

New poll suggests one-third don’t want politicians to wear religious symbols

Local politicians shouldn’t be allowed to wear hijabs, crucifixes or turbans on the job, survey suggests

Raptors fans far from home adjust plans to watch pivotal playoff game

Raptors currently lead the playoff series 3-2, and a win Saturday would vault them into NBA finals

Most Read