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Apr 1 2015

TransCanada donation supports driver training

Posted by Coastal GasLink

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Ready to roll: Northwest Community College (NWCC) President Ken Burt, left, along with Coastal GasLink VP Bruce Wells and Prince Rupert Gas Transmission VP John Dunn prepare to take a spin in NWCC’s new TransCanada-sponsored driver training car.

Source: The Terrace Standard

TransCanada is helping to supply an important need for the Northern B.C. workforce with support for the creation of a new NWCC Class 5 Driver Training program for rural and remote communities. The funding, provided to Northwest Community College, will be used to establish a new graduated driver’s license training program, and the purchase of a specialized vehicle to deliver the training. Students in remote communities have long indicated that not having a driver’s license has created a significant barrier to employment. Through this support, Northwest Community College is investing in students and programs that meet this need in the communities it serves.

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