Throughout the past month, Christy Clark surprise hammered home the promise of job creation by touring construction sites and natural gas plants.
The role of heavy equipment operator is in fact in large demand: B.C. is expected to need nearly 7,000 of them over the next decade, in no small part due to energy projects. The B.C. Jobs Plan is aiming to bring at least four natural gas pipelines and terminals online by 2020.
It can be tough work – and dangerous when gas, water or electrical lines are involved – but the ability to operate different machines will be more marketable.
According to the most recent (2006) census statistics, 97 per cent of heavy equipment operators in B.C. were male and about half of them were between the ages of 45 and 64.
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