Selkirk receives $1.8M for trades training

October 11, 2016

The British Columbia government has invested $1.8M in trades programming at Selkirk College’s Silver King campus in Nelson, according to the Nelson Daily. The funding will reportedly fund 458 seats in trades such as carpentry, welding, and cooking. “We are expecting almost one million job openings in BC by 2025,” says Shirley Bond, BC Minster of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training & Minister Responsible for Labour. “That’s why these crucial investments targeting high priority trades in our post-secondary institutions are essential. We need to ensure that we have the workforce necessary for our growing economy today and in the future.” Selkirk | Nelson Daily