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June 30 deadline to apply for BC Hydro awards

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The BC Hydro Trades and Skilled Training Award and the BC Hydro Trades and Skilled Training Aboriginal Award programs have been developed collaboratively by NLC and BC Hydro to increase participation in trades training and support the development of skilled workers in northeast B.C. The awards are part of a $1 million investment in the Northern Lights College Foundation announced by BC Hydro last September.

Students enrolled in the following programs may be eligible to receive tuition funding and other expenses up to $5,000:

  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineering
  • Automotive Service Technician Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Carpentry Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Commercial Transport Technician Apprenticeship
  • Cook Training
  • Electrician Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprenticeship
  • Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Technician Foundation
  • Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Millwright Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Plumber Foundation and Apprenticeship
  • Practical Nursing Diploma
  • Welding Level C, B, A and Apprenticeship

To apply for an award, applicants must:

  • Be enrolling full-time in an eligible program at one of the northeast B.C. campuses of NLC
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate residency in northeast B.C.
  • f applicable, demonstrate Aboriginal ancestry; and
  • Submit a cover letter including a description of education and work experience, financial need, career and educational goals, and any volunteer/community involvement.

For more information about the awards, the application and selection processes, or how the awards will be disbursed, please contact the Financial Aid Officer at any NLC campus or visit the foundation section of the website at