The Southeast Kootenay School District is receiving $101,000 over the next three years for new trades-training equipment.
SD5 will use the provincial funding to purchase tools such as MIG welders, band saws and 3D printers.
This is part of a total $15 million investment from the BC Government to support youth trades programs.
The Youth Trades Capital Equipment Program will see $7.5 million dispersed during the current school year and another $7.5 million over the following two years.
More than $9 million of the allocated $15 million is said to be going to rural school districts.
– Josh Hoffman