As part of a provincial government funding announcement today, North Island College will receive more than $300,000 to go towards equipment upgrades for its trades and tech students.
On March 27 at Northwest Community College, in Terrace, B.C. premier John Horgan announced a $5.4 million investment towards modern trades and tech equipment for post-secondary institutions.
“We’re opening up the doors of opportunity for more people by investing in skills training throughout the province,” he said.
The funding will be allocated to 15 public post-secondary institutions in B.C., including NIC, which will receive $310,455.
New equipment could include computer labs for digital media technology programs, 3D printers, industry-standard cooking equipment, and hot water boilers and furnaces for plumbing and gas-fitting programs.
Cheryl O’Connell, the dean of trades and technical programs for NIC, said the funding will provide the college’s students with “equipment they need to develop practical hands-on skills that employees are looking for.”