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Mandatory upgrading for Fort Nelson Power Engineering program

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FORT NELSON – Students who meet the admission prerequisites for the Power Engineering and Gas Processing program at the Fort Nelson Campus of Northern Lights College will also be required to complete a mandatory upgrading component as part of the program.

The upgrading portion is slated to start in February 2011, and will focus on completing the Basic Mathematics and Physical Science Workbook for Power Engineering. The upgrading component will be completed prior to the start of the regular Power Engineering program.

The regular 10-month Power Engineering program is slated to start in June 2011. Nine months of the program will be offered in Fort Nelson. Students will also be required to complete one month of training at the Fort St. John Campus, plus practicum time at local Spectra Energy and Encana facilities.

Graduates will receive training in 4th Class Power Engineering, 160 hours of firing time on the NLC boiler, and all four levels of Gas Process Operations. Students will qualify for the BC Safety Authority Provincial Examinations by successfully completing Parts A and B of the 4th Class Power Engineering program.

This Fort Nelson Campus program is offered through a training partnership between Northeast Aboriginal Skills Employment Project (NEASEP), Encana Corporation, Spectra Energy and Northern Lights College.

Public information sessions providing more details on the program will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 5 from 5-7 and 7-9 pm at the Fort Nelson Campus.

For information on the Power Engineering and Gas Processing program in Fort Nelson, contact the Fort Nelson Campus, 250-774-2741 or toll free 1-866-463-6652.