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TRU receiving $160,000 for more trades and technology equipment

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A surface grinder at TRU. (via Eric Thompson)

Just a couple months after officially opening the new Industrial Training and Technology Centre, Thompson Rivers University (TRU) is getting some money for new trades and technology equipment.

The $160,000 from the provincial government will be used for new equipment as old gear ages out, according to a provincial press release. Other post-secondary institutions have recently bought a hybrid car for automotive courses, saws for construction trades programs and culinary equipment, but the release doesn't state what TRU's money will be used for.

"New, industry-standard equipment is another way we're working to give more students the quality training they need to be part of the growing trades and technology sectors in our region and throughout B.C.," said Christine Bovis-Cnossen, TRU's interim president, in the release.

The $160,000 is part of $3 million coming to 19 post-secondary during the 2018-19 fiscal year for trades and technology training equipment. The gear is expected to be in place by next April.




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