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Thursday, July 29, 2010

Prince George Citizen Reporting on Skills Table Northern Training Initiative

Airport workers to be trained

by Citizen staff

The Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table is funding the training of workers at the Prince George Airport to help boost the Northern Gateway's cargo activities.

Initiatives Prince George will receive the funding to assist YXS with training and certification programs for logistics workers in Prince George and employees at the Prince George Airport, in order to increase the attractiveness of YXS to global freight operators.

"This program will enhance the performance of YXS, improving the service provided for air cargo carriers stopping here for refuelling or cargo handling," said Tim McEwan, president and CEO of Initiatives Prince George.

John Gibson, CEO of the Prince George Airport Authority said, "Because our location is ideal for cargo aircraft requiring stops when crossing the Pacific, developing a highly-skilled and productive workforce will be an asset in delivering services efficiently to the international clients who utilize our airport."

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.