$1-million donation to NLC supports skilled worker development in northern BC

September 24, 2012

BC Hydro is providing $1 million in funding to the Northern Lights College Foundation over a 5-year period to support the development of skilled workers in northern BC, targeting students who may not otherwise have access to PSE. The foundation will use the donation to provide student bursaries, focusing on recruitment and retention. Half of the funding for bursaries will be dedicated to Aboriginal students. Bursary applications will start being accepted in early 2013, with awards being distributed for the fall 2013 academic year. BC Hydro and NLC are working together to identify the skills and trades that would benefit most from the bursary funding. NLC News Release