Improved trades training equipment is on the way for Coast Mountain College in Terrace thanks to a 160 thousand dollar provincial investment.
The new equipment will put an emphasis on better preparing students to enter the workplace when they leave college.
Coast Mountain College President Ken Burt says the industry standard equipment will help keep jobs local by giving trades students the experience needed to fill the needs of local businesses.
A range of fields will benefit from the new equipment from automotive courses, to welders, to culinary programs.
The funding is part of a 3 million dollar investment in trades training equipment for post-secondary schools promised by the province.