Pipeline Firm Signs Training Deal

New Training Deal With Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association (PGNAETA)
Aug 7, 2014 4:35 PM ET

Pipeline Firm Signs Training Deal

People don't only want the chance to work, but where available, they want the chance to work in their community, according to a senior executive with an incoming liquefied natural gas project.

"These are exciting times here in the north," said Bruce Wells, vice-president of project development for TransCanada's Coastal GasLink pipeline prior to adding his signature to an agreement with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training association (PGNAETA) and the company's Prince Rupert Gas Transmission pipeline.

The agreement is for more than $250,000 to support PGNAETA programs focusing on transferable workplace-based literacy and essential skills in Aboriginal communities.

"It is imperative that we are able to provide both quality and variety in skill development for our young still trying to enter the workforce and for those who have longed to embark on a trades career but did not have the literacy at the level required to be successful," said Karin Hunt, PGNAETA executive director.

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