Project shop class coming into northern B.C. high schools

first_imgThe funding goes to a program partnership between the north region, B.C. Construction Association and the Construction Foundation of B.C. to provide training tools and equipment required by secondary schools.It’s designed to replace and enhance current shop class equipment, coming at a time when this region continues to prepare for a major industrial development push.That in turn will create the need for more skilled trade workers, and local area high school graduates remain an important labor source for small and medium sized construction companies.- Advertisement -There is a concern however that without more shop class emphasis, many of those companies will have trouble recruiting the people they need to land new contracts.Accordingly, the trust – an independent regional economic development corporation, is getting behind Project Shop Class, with a current budget for the northern focus of $532,000.However, the high schools involved have requested more than one million, and are therefore also moving forward with fundraising activities.Advertisementlast_img read more

Branislav Ivanovic hails Chelsea deals for duo

first_imgNew Chelsea vice-captain Branislav Ivanovic believes new signings Asmir Begovic and Radamel Falcao can help the club retain the Premier League title next season.The 31-year-old defender is happy Jose Mourinho has strengthened his squad with the acquisition of the ex-Stoke goalkeeper as a direct replacement for Petr Cech, while Manchester United misfit Falcao replaces departed club legend Didier Drogba.“I wish Asmir a good career in Chelsea and during all the years he was in Stoke he was one of the best in the league, and I hope he can help our team,” the Serbian international told chelseafc.com.Ivanovic is also relieved to have Falcao as a team-mate now rather than having to play against the powerful Colombia forward next season.He said: “Especially when we remember how he good he was when he played against us. He is scoring goals in training and is working hard to be at that level.“The new guys are always happy when they arrive at Chelsea.“They adapt very quickly and all of the guys help the new ones with this. It shows how good the atmosphere is inside our team.” 1 Asmir Begovic last_img read more