Trans Mountain is exploring opportunities to provide and support education and training initiatives along the pipeline route, and has begun dialogue with local training institutions.
Education and training in areas such as trades, maintenance, operations and environmental management will enhance the capacity of the local labour force to participate in project opportunities. This will also build transferrable skills that can be used across other industries, and enhance the overall community capacity.
Trans Mountain has a history of supporting education and training. One example is Trans Mountain’s Skill Builder program, which offers condensed utility classes for Aboriginal workers.
BCIT Marine Simulation Centre
Trans Mountain is committed to working with the marine industry to ensure the safe movement of vessels that travel in BC waters and call on the Westridge Marine Terminal in Burnaby.
That’s why Kinder Morgan Canada joined the Government of Canada, Transport Canada and various local west coast marine entities in 2011 to upgrade the multi-million dollar marine simulation centre at the BCIT Marine Campus in North Vancouver, BC.
The centre offers a variety of navigation training and safety programs. The simulation training takes place on all vessel types from tug boats to large cargo ships and oil tankers. The centre includes a ship’s main bridge simulator which duplicates many scenarios a ship’s crew and captain would encounter, such as rolling seas and high winds.
Although Kinder Morgan Canada is not directly involved in marine shipping, our support of the centre helps train crews who ensure vessels move safely along our coast.
KMC’s contribution to the centre was $250,000. Other contributors include the Government of Canada and Transport Canada, BC Ferries, Kongsberg Maritime Simulation, Pacific Pilotage Authority, Port Metro Vancouver, Seaspan, and the Council of Marine Carriers.
More information about the BCIT marine simulation centre is available here.