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NLC students benefit from Spectra Energy Foundation’s support

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DAWSON CREEK – Students in three programs at Northern Lights College have benefitted from a special $7,500 award provided by the Spectra Energy Foundation to support trades programs.

The funds supported students in the following programs:

· Wind Turbine Maintenance Technician: exam fees not included in regular program tuition were covered for seven students.

· Electrician: Skills Canada competitors Robbie McMullin and Hayden Stebing received funds to help cover travel expenses to the national championships in Toronto.

· Industrial Instrumentation Mechanic: A Level 3 Apprenticeship student’s accommodation was covered while attending at the British Columbia Institute of Technology to complete a component of the Level 3 program.

“We are very appreciative of the generosity shown by the Spectra Energy Foundation in providing this funding that assisted 10 NLC students in resolving financial questions that could have potentially had a negative impact on the students,” said Rene Tremblay, Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship.

“At Spectra Energy, it’s critically important for us to invest in the communities where we live and work,” said Gary Weilinger, Vice President External Affairs. “Supporting education and workforce development is a high priority and ensures future success for these students.”

Student awards are administered by the NLC Foundation. For more information on the NLC Foundation, check the NLC website at or contact Donna Kane at 250-784-7613 or email