BCIT receives $2.7 million for welding building upgrade

December 10, 2013

The British Columbia Institute of Technology has completed a $2.7-million welding facility upgrade with funding from the BC government. The funding allowed BCIT to install a new ventilation system, which will advance the learning environment for welding students while saving energy and improving air quality. The retrofit is part of BCIT's "factor four" program, which will reduce energy consumption by 75% in 7 buildings. "Upgrading trades and technical training facilities is both an important part and key factor in the success of our Skills and Training Plan," said Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Shirley Bond. BC News Release