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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.

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