Chilliwack MLA John Martin and Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness announced $192,651 from the province for new trades equipment to support UFV students training for occupations critical to the economy, as part of B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint.
UFV will use the funding to purchase a HVAC trainer, an engine rebuild stand, a 110 tonne shop press and diesel engines for training heavy duty mechanics.
“This funding from government will assist UFV students in gaining trades skills critical to their careers in industry,” said UFV President Mark Evered. “The new equipment will provide hands-on learning opportunities needed to train students and to fill the demand for skilled trades people across the province.”
For more information, please read the full government news release.