Fifteen graduates of the College of New Caledonia’s Industry Bridging Program will celebrate the completion of their 12-week program this Friday, Feb. 12. The graduation celebration will be followed by a Potlatch Feast and will be held at the Wet suwet’en First Nation Hall.
Graduates progressed through safety certifications, essential skills, cultural awareness, and a familiarization with the BC apprentice system. The next module progressed to hands on experience in five trades: welding, plumbing, electrical and carpentry. The course wound up with visits to local employers to raise awareness of the breadth of trades opportunities.
Some of the students are considering a future in trades and will be attending the College’s Millwright Foundation program beginning this month.