Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC
Part 1 - Consultation Update No. 3
Trans Mountain Expansion Project
February 2015
Page 150
Jobs and Training Engagement
Trans Mountain held a series of Open Houses focused on building community and resident
readiness for potential employment opportunities related to the proposed Project, informing,
increasing visibility and public support by communicating a positive employment story and
demonstrating the third-party support by partnering with Post-Secondary Education Institutions.
During the reporting period Jobs and Training Open Houses were held in the following
Valemount, BC on November 18, 2014;
Blue River, BC on November 19, 2014;
Clearwater, BC on November 20, 2014;
Barriere, BC on December 2, 2014;
Thompson Rivers University, BC on December 3, 2014; and
Merritt, BC on December 4, 2014.
Jobs and Training Information Sessions were offered to Secondary Schools in each community
where a community information was held. Sessions were adapted to align with education level
and job readiness, and so were provided separately to grades 10, 11 and 12 students in the
following communities:
Clearwater, BC on November 20, 2014 (included Blue River students);
Barriere, BC on December 2, 2014; and
Merritt, BC on December 4, 2014.
In addition to the advertising described in Section 1.4.14, Trans Mountain also submitted a story
to the Valley Sentinel (circulation 2,396) in Valemount, BC in an effort to promote the Jobs and
Training Information Session in Valemount and Blue River. A copy of the story submitted is
contained in Appendix G.
Valemount, BC
Details of the Open House held in Valemount, BC are summarized in Table 1.18.1-1.
TABLE 1.18.1-1
Number of
British Columbia,
Banquet Room
Best Western Plus Valemount Inn
and Suites
1950, Valemount, BC V0E
November 18, 2014
5:30 –7:30 pm
Table 1.18.1-2 provides a summary of interests/concerns identified by attendees at Valemount
Open House.