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Alliance Pipeline donates $50,000 to Industrial Instrumentation program

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Trevor Loberg and Irvin Wai of Alliance Pipeline with Jeff Lekstrom (centre), Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship.FORT ST. JOHN – The Industrial Instrumentation program at Northern Lights College is the beneficiary of a $50,000 donation from Alliance Pipeline Limited’s Community Investment Fund.

The funds are being used to purchase equipment for NLC’s Level 4 Apprenticeship program, which is offered at the Fort St. John Campus. Equipment to be purchased includes a Vibration Shaker and two sensor units, a three-level Elevator Simulator trainer, and two Level measurement trainers.

Trevor Loberg, Grande Prairie Area Manager for Alliance Pipeline, said that this donation is an important one for his company.

“In our office, three-quarters of our staff are involved with instrumentation, so this is an important skill set for what we do,” Loberg said. “Educational institutions are the cornerstone of the community, and Alliance believes the
Fort St. John area is an important area where we can be more involved.”

NLC offers all four Apprenticeship levels of Industrial Instrumentation, as well as a Foundation Trades program. Industry donations allow the College to provide training on equipment that is similar to what students will use when they enter the workforce.

“Donations like this one make such a difference to our students,” said Jeff Lekstrom, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship. “This new equipment will reduce the number of students sharing work stations, resulting in more hands-on experience. That’s key for students when they are working in the field.”

For more information on any of the 15 Trades and Apprenticeship programs offered at NLC, call 250-782-5251 or 1-866-463-6652, or check the website at