Wait until after election, says BC premier of NWCC trades centre funding plea

April 8, 2013

BC Premier Christy Clark says any discussion of Northwest Community College's proposal for $45 million to construct a new trades training centre at its Terrace campus is going to have to wait until after the provincial election on May 14. NWCC had requested the funding to help it meet an anticipated need for skilled workers and to modernize facilities dating back to the 1950s. NWCC president Denise Henning says this funding is "absolutely vital to our school. Right now we are having trouble keeping up with demand." "There are two legs to this stool," Clark says of the $45-million request. "You have to create the jobs which we are doing and then we have to train British Columbians up to be first in line for these jobs." Terrace Standard