FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Peace River Hydro Partners delivered their 3rd annual keynote and were among the variety of guest speakers in attendance at the Youth Advisory Council’s conference on Thursday, Feb 24th.
The company took the opportunity to speak to youth about the careers available in construction and scholarships for youth interested in trades that are available at Northern Lights College. Watch the Highlight Reel
Peace River Hydro Partners was represented by Communications & Indigenous Relations Manager, Jamie Bodnarchuk; Earthworks General Superintendent, Chris Boyer; Earthworks Heavy Equipment Operator, Jeff Beatty, and Earthworks Co-op Student, Stephanie Pitoulis.
The hour-long speech included insights into what it’s like to work in the construction industry, personal experiences, and advice for youth considering careers in construction and trades. Click here to watch the entire session.
The Building a Better Tomorrow Scholarships are open to both Indigenous and non-Indigenous NLC students throughout the Peace pursuing a career in trades.
Eligible programs include:
- Carpentry Foundation Level 1 & 2 and Apprenticeship
- Electrician Foundation and Apprenticeship
- Engineering Certificate
- Engineering Studies Certificate
- Heavy Mechanical Trades and Apprenticeship
- Millwright Foundation Level 1 & 2 and Apprenticeship
- University Arts & Sciences – Certificate – Engineering Studies
- Welding Foundation and Apprenticeship
To be eligible, students must have graduated from a high school in the Peace region.
The conference also included a presentation by the BC Student Voice Leadership, as well as sessions highlighting careers in forestry and providing students with information about taxes, and a discussion with today’s local leaders.
Northern Lights College hosted the conference for in-person attendees, and the event was also live-streamed out to several Peace Region schools.
Moose FM interviewed the PRHP speaker panel after their session to talk about how the Youth Conference went and how they’ll engage youth going forward. Click here to watch the clip.
A very special Thank You to the City of Fort St John and the Youth Advisory Council for inviting PRHP to participate again this year and to Northern Lights College for hosting the conference.