Yukon opens mobile trades training lab

December 13, 2013

Yukon College this week opened a new $1.8-million mobile trades training laboratory at the Ayamdigut campus. The lab, which will be operated through Yukon’s Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining (CNIM), consists of 2 trailers that join together to create a training lab and classroom to provide professional trades training in communities and at work sites across the territory. The lab is outfitted for classes in welding, electrical, millwright and piping, with an onboard diesel generator to provide power for heating, lighting, equipment and wireless Internet. The Yukon government provided $1.1 million for the lab, and the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor) contributed the remaining $700,000. Yukon News Release