College of New Caledonia

College of New Caledonia

September 18, 2015 14:00 ET

CNC Launches Safety Training Week

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Sept. 18, 2015) - CNC, with funding from TransCanada, launched its safety week today in the Canfor Building Student Lounge at the Prince George campus. The safety week will run from Sept. 19th to Sept. 27th and will include free course offerings across some of its campuses.

CNC will be offering free safety training courses in Burns Lake, Fort Saint James, Mackenzie, Prince George and Vanderhoof. Courses offered include Hazard Identification, Assessment and Communication, Rigging and Lifting, First Aid Level 1, WHMIS, and Transportation of Dangerous Goods.

"These offerings will go a long way toward ensuring that the members of our community are able to access key training opportunities that will help them acquire long-term employment in the north," said CNC President, Henry Reiser.

"No one has a stronger interest than TransCanada does in making sure that our pipelines are designed, constructed and operated safely and reliably," said Tony Palmer, senior vice president, stakeholder relations. "The public expects it because it not only makes good business sense, it is just common sense. Supporting CNC's safety week programs goes hand-in-hand with our commitment to pipeline safety."

In February, TransCanada donated $250,000 with the College of New Caledonia to support the College's skills training programs, bursaries for trades students, region-wide safety training programs and implementation of the College's Digital Delivery Initiative.

Course availability is subject to location. For more information contact your local campus or go online at

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