-0.7 C
Fort St. John
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Tel: 250-787-7100
Email: contact@energeticcity.ca
9924 101 ave Fort St. John, B.C.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

MLA says government refocused on trades and skilled labour

She added she has "nothing against Albertans, but it's clear in Fort Nelson that skill development hasn't kept pace with industry demand." She then unveiled a plan to enhance skill training in the province, stating she wants British Columbians to be filling those gas industry jobs rather than Albertans.

Lekstrom agrees work needs to be put in to get those jobs.

"Look, we don't expect to be handed this work without competing for it. Our workers and businesses will compete with anybody, whether they're from Alberta or across North America or the world and we will deliver quality service and quality work at a competitive price."

He says that the premier and himself are committed to creating jobs for British Columbians.

By focusing on university education for youth instead of trades and skilled labour, Lekstrom argues that Canada has "lost sight as a society". He says the government has refocused on that and has been investing additional money in skills training and development.

Christy Clark has been unveiling her jobs plan in stages this week, and will release her entire strategy Thursday, at a Vancouver Board of Trade luncheon.

Advertisement
Previous articleChristy Clark in Kamloops
Next articleFire Truck Pull
Erica Fisher

Erica is a reporter for Moose FM and energeticcity.ca in Fort St. John, B.C. She grew up in Victoria, B.C. and received her Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Warning: array_merge(): Argument #2 is not an array in /home/energet6/public_html/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-custom-html.php on line 127

Warning: array_merge(): Argument #1 is not an array in /home/energet6/public_html/wp-includes/widgets/class-wp-widget-custom-html.php on line 134

Local Events

Doc Walker to play the Lido Theatre

HYPNOTIST: RAY ANDERSON

Jokes N Tokes Comedy Tour

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Must Read

Huskies fall to Navigators 7-2

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - The Fort St. John Huskies fell to the North Peace Navigators during game two of the series at the...

Trackers win over Storm 3-2