Introducing CVTC Cariboo in Quesnel, BC
No we haven’t got a new mascot (though wouldn’t that be neat).
The Cariboo region in British Columbia encompasses the central area of the province, stretching over 80,000 square kilometers and covers municipalities from 70 Mile House, through William’s Lake, Quesnel to just south of Prince George. It’s characterized by lakes, mountains and long roads between towns. It’s a place that is close to the hearts of many people in Prince George and a source of pride for its rugged beauty. It’s also an area that we are proud to say we’ve started reaching out to and into for our training programs.
The CVTC is pleased to announce its expansion into Quesnel B.C. under the name of CVTC Cariboo. We will be offering government funded programming to the residents of Quesnel and the surrounding area in the hopes of helping to reduce unemployment rates and give employers in the area a needed boost of trained employees for their businesses.
The unemployment rate in the Cariboo region stands at about 7.8% (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/lfss05f-eng.htm) which is higher than the national average of 7.0% (http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150904/dq150904a-eng.htm). We hope to lower that number in the region with the CVTC Cariboo and the training that will be offered there.
There will be more information about our expansion and what we’ll have to offer in the coming weeks and months. In the meantime, if you have any questions or comments, please contact us at the CVTC Prince George campus and feel free to talk to us! We would love to chat with you.