VANCOUVER, B.C. – LNG Canada is celebrating and the B.C. Construction Association is celebrating the 1,000th participant in LNG Canada’s Trades Training Fund.
Marissa McTavish, an electrical apprentice from Prince George, has become the TTF’s 1,000th participant and her employer, Primus Electric, the 500th employer to sponsor an employee with the Fund.
Launched in the Fall of 2015, the LNG Canada TTF is administered through the BCCA to
support industry and apprenticeship training in the construction sector across B.C.
To date, $1.5 million in TTF funding has helped cover the costs of training for apprentices
developing their skills in high-demand trades.
According to a press release, when McTavish begins her Level 3 training at the College of New Caledonia this month, she will become the 150th LNG Canada TTF placement there.
McTavish recently celebrated the triple-milestone in Prince George with Tracey MacKinnon,
Workforce Development Manager at LNG Canada, Chris Atchison, President of BCCA,
Ray Dussault, electrical trades instructor at CNC, and Ben Primus, Marissa’s employer
and the owner of Primus Electric.
Tracey MacKinnon, Workforce Development Manager at LNG Canada, says LNG Canada will continue to fund the TTF as they recognize it as a valuable program.
“At LNG Canada we recognize the valuable role all British Columbians play in maintaining
a vibrant skilled workforce, not only for the emerging LNG industry but for the prosperity of industries across B.C. We’re proud that our program is connecting people to successful
employment in their local regions and acknowledge the leadership of the employers who
are sponsoring apprentices.”
To apply to the LNG Canada Trades Training Fund, you can visit the BCCA website.