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Industry Training Authority: Skills Training A Priority at International LNG Conference

ITA to Share Insight into How BC will Prepare a Skilled Workforce for Growing Industry

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/21/14 -- The Industry Training Authority (ITA) will be participating in the International LNG in BC Conference taking place in Vancouver this week. Highlighting skills training and speaking about the significance of skilled trades in the LNG industry.

The recently released BC Skills for Jobs Blueprint showed the growing LNG industry is a top priority for ITA. The latest data from the Blueprint plan shows that if five LNG facilities were operating in BC by 2020, it could mean 75,000 permanent new jobs. In addition, 60,000 workers will be needed during peak construction in 2016 and 2017.

ITA is working with Government and industry to refocus and re-engineer the apprenticeship system to ensure BC has the trained workers needed to fill the top LNG related jobs and other in-demand occupations.

What: International LNG in BC Conference

When: May 21 - May 23, 2014

Where: Vancouver Convention Centre

Agenda: Full conference agenda

--  Panel Discussion: Gary Herman, ITA's interim chief executive officer,
    will be participating in a panel discussion entitled: Training a Skilled
    Labour Force for the Future. Thursday May 22, 10:15 a.m.

--  Information booth (#723): ITA will also be sharing information on LNG
    related trades training programs at the Youth Career and Interactive
    Experience. 21st& 22nd: 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. / 23rd: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30

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