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

Local band John Deery and the Heads will open the

first_img Local band John Deery and the Heads will open the concert.Derry band John Deery and the Heads will share the stage with one of the best known bands in the world when they support the Beach Boys at their open air gig in city’s Ebrington Square tonight.The local five-piece beat off some serious competition to secure the support slot for the American legends at the event, which was offered by Derry City Council as part of its Music City programme for 2014.The concert is one of the main highlights of the hugely successful LegenDerry Maritime Festival currently taking place in the city. The appearance by the Beach Boys is one of the highlights of a packed nine-day programme of family friendly events currently taking place during the LegenDerry Maritime Festival, which has attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the city.Tickets are still available for tonight’s concert.Contact the Millennium Forum Box Office on 028 71264455, or at the Festival Village located along the Quay as part of the Legenderry Maritime Festival. bandbeachboysconcertdeeryDerryheadsjohn DERRY BAND TO BRING GOOD VIBRATIONS BEACH BOYS SHOW was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by stephenstephen Tags:center_img ShareTweet Like the Beach Boys, John Deery and the Heads are renowned for their vocal harmonies, and according to singer-songwriter, John Deery, the band takes inspiration from the US stars who have influenced generations of music lovers.“Our band ‘John Deery and The Heads’ has been working hard in the city for the last number of years building up a fan base and feel this will be an excellent opportunity to get our music out to a wider local audience,” he said.The Beach Boys.“The Beach Boys’ vocal harmonies have inspired our own band’s four part harmony style, which has helped us increase our profile hugely this year.“We’ve been lucky enough to feature regularly on national TV and radio as well as becoming Soundcloud’s worldwide Artist of the Day with four-part harmonies on the track ‘Moonlight Sinatra’.”last_img read more