World-class trades building to open in 2018

Posted on September 26, 2016 9:13 am

kevin-kneale_trades-student_edit_crop-600x4721Canadians will be better equipped for the well-paying, middle-class jobs of today and tomorrow as a result of a $30-million investment in a new Industrial Training and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University.

The Government of Canada is contributing $13.25 million and the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education is providing $7.03 million toward the project’s $30-million cost. TRU and donors, including Western Economic Diversification Canada, will contribute an additional $9.72 million.

The funding will enable TRU to build a new 5,344-square-metre Industrial Training and Technology Centre that will allow the university to expand its trades and technology programs by an additional 550 full-time equivalent student spaces (FTEs), for a total of approximately 2,050 FTEs. The funding will also go toward the renovation of space in the existing School of Trades and Technology building.

Read More on the Inside TRU website