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Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre

Vancity financing gives an established BC industry a new place to call home

Sheet Metal Training Centre

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Good jobs in the sheet metal industry start with good training. When the BC Sheet Metal Association and the Sheet Metal Workers International Union Local 280 approached Vancity about purchasing a space for the Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre, Vancity saw an opportunity to improve the stability of this BC industry, and provided financing.

Through building ownership, the union will be in a stronger financial position, and the money saved on rent can now be put towards education, equipment and expansion.

“We want to supply the best people,” says Jud Martell, training co-ordinator at the training centre. “Years from now, we hope students will say the Sheet Metal Workers Training Centre gave them every opportunity to succeed.”