Victoria’s New Marine Training Centre at Camosun College

by hwilde on July 5, 2011

The provincial government has just announced that it will provide funding to build a new marine training centre at Camosun College in Victoria.  The training centre will offer skills training for those new to marine trades, upgrades for tradespeople moving into marine work and a supervisory training program for workers with experience.

Camosun College already offers a nautical training program, which is designed to prepare students for a career at sea.  Courses range from Basic Safety Training to long duration courses leading to a Certificate of Competency as Master or Mate, issued by Transport Canada, Marine Safety Branch.

The new marine training program is part of the provincial governments’ strategy to bring to BC some of the billions in federal money that will be spent on shipbuilding.  The federal government is tendering two shipbuilding contracts, collectively worth as much as $35 billion, and Seaspan, owner of Victoria shipyards, is competing against shipyards in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia.

The provincial government has promised that the marine training program will go ahead regardless of whether Seaspan wins a contract. Historically, shipbuilding has been an important part of Victoria’s economy and a new training facility will help us keep up with advances in the industry and produce people who are trained in modern techniques.

This initiative will be, when it’s completed, just one of many post-secondary education options offered in Victoria.  Whether you are looking to further your education in trades, academics, technologies, the arts, or numerous other industries you will find the opportunities offered to people who are living in Victoria are diverse.


Victoria BC Realtor Heather Wilde was raised and educated in Winnipeg. After graduating from both the University of Winnipeg (Bachelor of Arts) and the University of Manitoba Faculty of Education she relocated to British Columbia in 1975. Her career in real estate has been successful due to her commitment to and genuine pleasure at helping families find homes and properties for sale in Victoria BC. Heather was licensed as a Realtor in 1976 and since then has worked hard to achieve a high standard of performance; consistently attaining a Victoria Real Estate Board MLS Gold Award. If you ask Heather, she will undoubtedly say that although it’s nice to be recognized in the industry through performance awards, what really drives her success is the relationships and friendships she forges with the families that she helps. Many of Heather’s former clients have become close friends, and many of her close friends have become clients. That says a lot about her dedication to providing professional service while maintaining a friendly rapport with clients. Heather loves to travel the world (preferrably on a cruise ship!) and also enjoys tennis and bridge during her spare time. As of January 2014, Heather has retired from her real estate career.

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