“Our government’s top priority is the creation of jobs, growth and long-term prosperity and our investment today will help ensure that Canadian workers can meet the demand for skilled technicians in this sector,” said Zimmer.
The construction of the tower will give another training tool as part of the Wind Turbine Maintenance program offered by the college. NLC’s President and CEO Laurie Rancourt says it will become a “critical component” of the BZEE certified program.
“British Columbia, and in particular northeastern British Columbia, has seen exciting growth in the wind energy sector over the past few years,” says Rancourt. “We are grateful for this generous contribution from Western Economic Diversification.”