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Province’s investment in Trades equipment wholly appreciated by Northern Lights College

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“We are delighted to have been the recipient of this funding,” said Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships Rene Tremblay. “The funding allowed us to purchase replacement equipment for some of our aging units, allowing us to increase our capacity in certain critical trades areas where there are waitlists.”

“It also allowed us to update some of the equipment in our trades programs to industry standards.”

Programs that benefited from new or replacement equipment include Carpentry, Heavy Mechanical Trades, Plumbing, Millwright, and Professional Cook.

The equipment purchased includes new welding machines, band saws, a loader, energy-efficient plumber/gasfitter training systems, a lathe and cooking ranges.

“Accomplishing this within the allotted three month period and the fiscal year deadline of March 31 was a challenge and it took many people, both from government and the College, to work together on purchasing procedures, logistics, and installation costs to make it happen,” said Tremblay.

“We are entirely appreciative of this investment from the Province, and look forward to delivering an improved curriculum for students because of this funding,” he said.