NIC’s Carpentry Foundation will be held in Port Alberni this winter at the Tebo Vocational Centre. Applications are now being accepted for the January start. SUBMITTED PHOTO

North Island College Carpentry program comes to Port Alberni

Applications are now being accepted for January start

North Island College will be offering Carpentry Foundation training in Port Alberni for the Winter 2018 term.

The Harmonized certificate allows students to develop essential skills while earning credit toward their Interprovincial (Red Seal).

The decision to offer the training in Port Alberni was based on feedback from local industry.

“We heard from local leaders that there is a demand for skilled carpenters,” said Cheryl O’Connell, Dean of Trades and Technical Programs at NIC. “We want to ensure we’re offering responsive programming that meets the needs of Vancouver Island communities and we’re pleased to be able to offer Carpentry Foundation in Port Alberni starting in January.”

Through the 24-week Carpentry Foundation Harmonized certificate, students will learn residential framing, footing and wall forming, site layout, work site safety and more.

“The foundation program provides the fundamental knowledge that apprentices need to be prepared to work in the industry,” said O’Connell. “It’s also the first step toward earning your Red Seal designation, which is the interprovincial standard of excellence in the skilled trades.”

According to the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, almost 110,000 trades jobs are expected to open up in BC by 2025.

Applications are now being accepted for the January start.

For more information on NIC’s trades programs or to register: https://www.nic.bc.ca/trades or call 1-800-715-0914.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VALLEY SENIORS: A second chance comes with enough memories for two

The Dietrich family makes its mark on Abbeyfield House in Port Alberni

Inquest into death of Jocelyn George postponed due to COVID-19

Coroner’s inquest into 2016 death of Port Alberni woman was supposed to start July 6

Port Alberni’s Joe Hill celebrates 90th birthday with waves through a window

Retired accountant receives best wishes via Zoom, meets newborn great-grandchild

Alberni Golf Club reopens with new COVID-19 rules

J and L Mixed Scramble kicks off 2020 season

Help is available for Port Alberni businesses restarting after COVID-19 closures

Popular food truck finds a new location on Johnston Road

11 new COVID-19 cases in B.C. as top doc urges caution amid ‘encouraging’ low rates

Dr. Bonnie Henry also announced that two care home outbreaks would be declared over

An ongoing updated list of Alberni Valley events affected by COVID-19

Has your event been cancelled or postponed? Check here

Surrey mayor’s party under fire for ‘sickening’ tweet accusing northern B.C. RCMP of murder

Mayor Doug McCallum says tweet, Facebook post ‘sent out by unauthorized person’

Father’s Day Walk Run for prostate cancer will be virtual event this year throughout B.C.

The annual fundraiser for Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has brought in $2.5 million since 1999

Dr. Bonnie Henry announces official ban on overnight kids’ camps this summer

New ban comes after talking with other provincial health officials across the country, Henry says

Senior man in hospital after unprovoked wolf attack near Prince Rupert

Conservation officers are on site looking for the wolf

VIDEO: NASA astronauts blast off into space on SpaceX rocket

Marks NASA’s first human spaceflight launched from U.S. soil in nearly a decade

‘I knew what he wanted’: Kootenay man spends hours in tree as black bear patrols below

Francis Levasseur is no stranger to the outdoors, but a recent run-in with a bear caused quite a scare

PHOTOS: U.S. cities brace for increasing unrest over police killing of George Floyd

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has fully mobilized the state’s National Guard

Most Read