In June 2012 the Provincial Government provided funding for sixty people on northern Vancouver Island to take a 25-week training program to learn the skills necessary to work as technicians in the aquaculture industry.
This project was designed to help participants secure permanent employment in the aquaculture industry while helping local employers meet labour demands. This intensive program creates additional opportunities for these communities to offer training to local participants, while meeting local demand. As part of the program, participants will be placed with local aquaculture employers for a two-week practicum and will be assisted with longer-term job search activities.
The aquaculture technician diploma program is being offered by Excel Career College in three areas of Vancouver Island: Port Alberni, Port Hardy and Campbell River.
Students in Port Alberni can start on Oct 29th, Nov 5th, Nov 19th, Nov 26th, Dec 3rd or Dec 10th
In Campbell River students can start on Nov 26th, Dec 3rd, Dec 10, Dec 17th, Jan 7th or Jan 21st
In Port Hardy students can start on Oct 29th, Nov 19th, Nov 26th or Dec 3rd
If you are interested in the program and would like more information contact Excel Career College in Courtenay at their toll free number 1-888-280-2452.