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Instructor Peter Thomas with students from the SRELT program at IMTARC
Between October 2 and December 20 2013, I became one of 13 students in B.C.’s first Shipbuilding Repair Entry-Level Training (SRELT) pilot program. I had moved to Victoria a year earlier after a decade in construction marketing in Northern B.C....
BCMEA staff, industry trainers and Liebherr representatives who opened the new Waterfront Training Centre.
Over 175 guests braved the elements and attended the Grand Opening of BCMEA’s new Waterfront Training Centre on Friday September 27, 2013. Tours of the three state of the art classrooms and live demonstrations were performed for the crowd o...
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Program Advisory Council
In anticipation of the intended shipbuilding contracts, the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Applied Science has joined forces with marine industry leaders to develop a new Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) stream of...
Captain Alex Rueben, Executive Director, IMTARC
The West Coast shipbuilding and repair industry is undergoing an industrial renaissance. In October 2011, the federal government announced the results of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), identifying Seaspan Shipyards as one of...
Following the announcement of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) contract to Vancouver Shipyards in October 2011, the BC Government established a BC Shipbuilding and Repair Workforce Table to set about ensuring B.C. would be able...