Some from Haisla Nation Council’s senior management will be touring a training and apprenticeship facility in the United Kingdom next week, on a fact-finding mission to research the feasibility of a similar facility to be placed in the Kitimat area.

– Photo provided by CATCH

Chief Executive Officer Jason Majore, Education Manager Tanya Rexin, and Assistant Education Manager and Academic Advisor Cliff Grant will be the Haisla Nation representatives on the trip.

The facility being toured is called CATCH, which is “an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries.”

A similar type of facility in Kitimat could potentially provide local, hands-on training for North Coast residents, and provide a local labour force for regional projects.

Information about CATCH is available online at www.catchuk.org.

The trip will also include representatives from the District of Kitimat, Coast Mountains School District, Kitimat Valley Institute British Columbia Institute of Technology, Northwest Community College, LNG Canada, and Servco Canada.

The cost of this travel is being provided by Servco Canada.

The delegation will be in the United Kingdom between November 12 and 18.

Haisla members who would need to connect with either Tanya or Cliff during this time is asked to instead contact Chief Administrative Officer Doris Fraser, at 250-639-9361, extension 108, or email dfraser@haisla.ca.