Training and Apprenticeship

Training

BC Hydro recognizes the importance of hiring locally. To help increase the availability of local labour, BC Hydro has invested approximately $1.5 million in a number of skills and trades training programs.

  • $1 million to Northern Lights College Foundation to support trades and skills training through the creation of student bursaries.
  • $184,000 to Northern Opportunities for the creation of a school district career counsellor position to help students transition into trades and career training.
  • $100,000 to the North East Native Advancing Society to support trades training under its North East Aboriginal Trades Training program.
  • $175,000 over five years to Northern Opportunities for its pre-apprenticeship program.

For a list of positions that may be available throughout the duration of the project, please visit Jobs with Site C.

Apprenticeship

Site C is creating valuable training and apprenticeship opportunities for young workers and persons new to the trades. It is estimated that about half of Site C’s anticipated workforce will consist of apprenticeable trades.

BC Hydro has included apprenticeship targets in several contracts, including the main civil works, generating station and spillways civil works, the transmission lines and substation contracts.