northern-lights-cheque-presentationCarpentry students from Northern Lights College (NLC) will be pleased to learn of a new $10,000 donation from the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA).

Dean of Trades and Apprenticeships, Mark Heartt, said the donation will directly benefit the College’s Carpentry program.

“The Trades Department was able to purchase audiovisual equipment worth about $5,000 to date that will enable better online training for our learning management system,” said Heartt, “the additional funds will go towards other much needed carpentry equipment.”

“ICBA’s support here is much appreciated because it enables us to purchase some of the high end equipment used in the construction industry.” added Heartt, “This gives our Carpentry students valuable hands-on experience with the same equipment and tools that they would use on the job.”

“ICBA is proud to partner with Northern Lights College to help build regional trades in northern British Columbia”, said Mike Davis, Vice President, Regional Initiatives. “We are committed to supporting the promotion of trades throughout the province and are passionate about the development of skilled training for youth.”

“We very much value the financial support of our community partners such as the ICBA,” said Kane. “These donations significantly enhance the ability of our students at NLC to achieve in their programs.”

Thanks to the generosity of its community partners, the NLC Foundation is able to administer hundreds of student awards each year. In the 2014-15 academic year, the NLC Foundation awarded approximately $450,000. For more information, visit the NLC Foundation online or contact Donna Kane, executive director, at