The BC government is increasing the scope of renovations planned for CNC’s Quesnel trades facility.
The original $3.8 million dollar addition of a new high-pressure steam boiler and expansion at the college was announced in 2017.
Now the province will add an expanded computer simulation lab, a new welding lab, a new atrium, and additional yard space for a total cost of $5 million.
Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark says the upgrades mean power-engineering students will get access to state-of-the-art equipment.
Construction will get underway this summer and should be done by summer of 2019.
As a result, this fall’s power-engineering intake in Quesnel has been suspended.
CNC says Quesnel students will have priority for the 2018 Prince George campus intake.