On Thursday November 22 Steve Corban and Ron Harry of LNG Canada took some time to check out the FTI of BC and the apprenticeship programs we deliver here.
By now, just about everyone has heard about the $40 billion dollar natural gas plant that LNG Canada is developing in Northern BC. This will be the single largest construction project ever undertaken in the history of the province. As part of their due diligence, LNG Canada has begun touring many of the BC Building Trades Union’s training facilities in order to gauge their readiness to help develop the necessary number of qualified tradespeople that will be required for a project of such a massive scope. Based on the feedback we received from both Corban and Harry, they have every confidence that we have what it takes to deliver the goods.
The two LNG Canada representatives took the time to tour through the entire FTI training facility and see the four apprenticeship programs we deliver here however, their main focus was on the brand new state-of-the-art Industrial Painting building and the highly specialized equipment it contains. Part time Industrial Instructor and full time DC 38 Painting Representative, Justin Chapman, accompanied the pair through the Industrial Painting section of the tour and was able to answer some of the more technical inquiries our guests had. At the end of the tour Corban remarked that we should all be very proud of our facility and the great work we do here.
It’s always gratifying touring individuals through our facility when it’s their first time. They really don’t know what to expect when they enter but by the end of the tour everyone expresses their appreciation for what we do and the quality of our facility and the enthusiasm of our instructors.
We say bring on LNG because we are ready!