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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.

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

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