skilled trades

Forestry skills, including chainsaw operation, are being offered in an employment certification training program being offered in Nanaimo. (Stock photo)

B.C. government partners on advanced forestry skills training program in Nanaimo

Training offered in first aid, chainsaw operation, fire suppression and pesticide application


April is Construction Month in BC

April is Construction Month in BC

And it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work of this essential workforce

  • Apr 6, 2020


Braeden Magrath, Cowichan Secondary School Grade 11 student, shells shrimp in the Skills Canada Culinary Arts category where students made a green Thai curry with shrimp recipe at Vancouver Island University’s culinary arts kitchen. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

VIU and Nanaimo high schools host Skills Canada competitions

Central Island and Sunshine Coast high school student compete for spots on provincials and nationals