BC Government wants more Electricity Workers

The provincial government has created a new program aimed at recruiting more workers into the electricity industry.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources Blair Lekstrom announced the “Bright Futures BC” program today, in a campaign that will include posters, lesson plans, and job descriptions to be distributed amongst BC high-schools.

A ministry release suggests 57 per cent of power systems operators in the province will retire this year alone, while civil engineers are estimated to retire at between 8 and 13 per cent over the next three years, and civil engineer technicians will retire at between 11 and 15 per cent over the same period.

Anyone who may be interested in pursuing a career in the electricity sector is encouraged to visit www.brightfuturesbc.ca