December 2015

Peace River Branch Northern Lights College Tour

Oil and Gas Training Facilities

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM 
Location: Northern Lights College - Fort St. John Campus, 9820 120 Avenue, Fort St. John, BC
Presenter: Dr.Bryn Kylmatycki President, Northern Lights College 
Robert McAleney - Associate Dean of Trades and Apprenticeship 
Credit: 1.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $13 (Includes soup and sandwich lunch) 
Note: Northern Lights College will provide a hard hat, safety glasses, and a high visibility vest. Attendees should wear winter rated footwear and dress to walk outside for the tour of the drilling and service rig.
Please join the Peace River Branch for an extended lunch at the Northern Lights College Fort St. John campus to learn about their connections and services to the community we work in, and to explore their oil and gas training facilities.

Some of the topics that we will discuss during the event will be the Northern Lights College's trades and apprenticeship, oil and gas, and dual-credit  programs. The tour of the campus will include mechanic, instrumentation, and electrical labs. The tour of the oil and gas well site will involve an interactive class that will visit the Northern Lights College’s drilling and service rig and feature some unique interactive activities including flair stack pilot ignition and pipeline pigging.   

Northern Lights College is a member of British Columbia Colleges (BC Colleges), a provincial group comprised of 11 colleges from throughout the Province of British Columbia. BC Colleges has a unique regional advantage and a long history of collaboration with industry, employers, communities and policy makers. This collaborative approach allows BC Colleges to graduate highly skilled workers who are equipped to support their families, build healthier communities and power the economy in all regions of British Columbia.

The Northern Lights College opened the Jim Kassen Industry Training Centre on the Fort St. John Campus in 2007. The building provides new facilities for a number of Trades, Apprenticeship, and Technology programs, and is also the home to the provincial Centre of Training Excellence in Oil and Gas. The Centre of Excellence is designed to develop provincial guidelines to ensure the training of workers for the oil and gas industry.


  • If you have any questions, please contact Chad Carlstrom, P.Eng., at 250-663-8698. 

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