250 apprenticeship spaces added in Fort McMurray

Province gives Keyano College $6.1 million
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 01/09/2008

The Alberta government is giving a Fort McMurray, Alta., college $6.1 million to help meet the demand for apprenticeship training.

The number of apprenticeship technical training spaces at Keyano College has increased from 526 in 2002 to 872 in 2007. The college will use about $4.5 million of the provincial funding to create an additional 250 apprenticeship spaces.

The college will use the money to convert an existing shop into a steamfitter-pipefitter facility. It will also purchase new and modern equipment as well as portable classrooms to increase capacity.