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FortisBC equips VCC for new CNG/LNG training

Posted on May 20, 2015

New equipment will be essential for VCC's new CNG and LNG programs

FortisBC has generously donated a compressed natural gas refueling station and a Ford F250 fitted with a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) injection system as training aids. The equipment are essential training aids for VCC’s new programs geared towards the Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) transportation industries.news, fortis, truck, 380, donation, lng, cng

“Hands-on training is an important aspect of learning at VCC,” says Dennis Innes, Dean of Trades at VCC. “With FortisBC’s donated equipment, students from various industries will get first-hand experience to prepare for the workforce.”

VCC has partnered with the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) to adapt curriculum for five courses from a U.S. organization. Course offerings will include CNG fuel system routine inspection and CNG/LNG vehicle maintenance, which will focus on hands-on training as well as public awareness and customer service.

Industry members, including FortisBC, are looking forward to the new training and seeing the graduates in the workforce.

“Training is an essential component to developing the growing natural gas for transportation industry in British Columbia,” said Doug Stout, Vice President, Market Development and External Relations for FortisBC.

Industry members interested in organizing training sessions can contact Jason Devisser, Automotive Service Technician Department Leader, jdevisser@vcc.ca.