HALIFAX – Bear Head LNG Corporation Inc., Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation (Bear Paw) and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on training solutions to ensure Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw have access to the skilled workforce needed for its natural gas pipeline and proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility on the Strait of Canso in Richmond County.
“The memorandum is an important step to establish programs, training and educational opportunities to equip residents with the skills needed for jobs in their community,” said Greg Vesey, Managing Director and CEO of LNGL and President of Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw. “Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw’s partnership with NSCC will provide local access to align curriculum and educational programs with the needs of our future workforce.”
Under the MOU, Bear Head LNG, Bear Paw and NSCC will collaborate and invest in exploring new training solutions for quality education that will provide the workforce needed to construct and operate a best-in-class LNG facility and natural gas pipeline.
“Our partnership with Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw Pipeline will provide quality education and training to ensure Nova Scotians can take advantage of opportunities stemming from these projects,” said NSCC President Don Bureaux. “NSCC will provide training so that students have the opportunity to acquire the skills they’ll need to find meaningful work and help grow the economy.”
Over the next several years, Bear Head LNG and Bear Paw will need hundreds of skilled workers to safely construct, operate, and maintain its facilities. We are committed to supporting the local economy in Nova Scotia by providing economic and social benefits for the region, Aboriginal communities and the province.