Camosun College in Victoria, BC is taking steps to launch a marine fitter program. A pilot for the marine fitter program has been running at BCIT for the past two years, and Camosun hopes to offer its own program soon.
A 6-tonne ship bulkhead training module was installed in Camosun’s trades training complex in November 2016. The module was manufactured, donated, and installed by Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards. The bulkhead will provide trainees the opportunity to gain valuable experience in shipbuilding and working in a shipyard environment.
The collaboration between Camosun and Seaspan represents a joint effort to support the growth of the marine industry on Vancouver Island.