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Vancouver Community College becomes official provider of Natural gas vehicle training
Vancouver Community College (VCC) President, Dr. Peter Nunoda, is proud to announce that VCC has been selected to be an official provider of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicle training in British Columbia.
Over the next several years, VCC will spearhead the pilot project that will see five CNG/LNG-related courses developed and delivered at the Broadway campus.
"VCC is honoured to be selected as the provider of choice for this important new training program,” says Dr. Nunoda. “We are thrilled to be involved in training that ultimately helps industry and individuals reduce greenhouse gas emissions.”
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.
"VCC will be breaking new ground as the first academic institution in Canada to offer courses that focus on the fast-growing natural gas vehicle industry," said Alicia Milner, President of the CNGVA.
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.
Anyone contacting the CNGVA for CNG/LNG education in British Columbia will be referred to VCC for training.