March 15, 2005
SAINT JOHN (CNB) - NBCC Saint John's welding training centre is now a Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certified testing centre, and the newest one in southwestern New Brunswick, Training and Employment Development Minister Margaret-Ann Blaney announced today.
"This is great news for the welders and potential welders of this region," Blaney said. "This certification from the Canadian Welding Bureau is further proof of the quality and value of training that NBCC Saint John provides. There are financial benefits to the college as well, with the income that will be generated from testing and upgrading."
NBCC Saint John offers contract training in electric arc, mig, and tig welding upgrading for certification. Blaney said this will be advantageous to welders who need to upgrade their skills in order to be recertified to current standards.
"As with all of our community college programs, the welding programs are continuously enhanced to reflect employers' needs and the most up-to-date standards and procedures," Blaney said. "Welders often need to be retested, particularly when their certification has expired or they're taking on a new project."
With the new CWB certification, NBCC Saint John can now provide workers with the testing they need, and so they don't need to travel elsewhere for such a program, Blaney said.
For more information on the welding program, as well as other program offerings from NBCC Saint John, contact the college at 506-658-6600.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Shawn Hearn, Training and Employment Development, 506-453-2568; Tracey Somers, NBCC Saint John, 506-658-2136.