The Working in Natural Gas (WiNG) Entry Level training program was developed by Northern Lights College and the BC Centre of Training Excellence in Oil and Gas, at the request of the BC Natural Gas Workforce Committee. The training program is an integral part of the BC Natural Gas Workforce Strategy and Action Plan, developed by this Committee, to ensure that there are a sufficient number of skilled and qualified workers to meet the needs of the natural gas sector in the province.

Northern Lights College and the BC Centre of Training Excellence in Oil and Gas acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territory of the many First Nations, Métis and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands on which this work and training takes place. We are grateful for the traditional Knowledge Keepers and Elders who are still with us today and those who have gone before us.  We recognize the land as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

The WiNG training program was developed with existing curriculum and learning materials, under the guidance of a Project Advisory Committee, consisting of the following individuals and organizations:

Elizabeth Aquin, Petroleum Services Association of Canada
Brian Campbell, School District 60
Carla Campbell-Ott, Petroleum HR Council, a Division of ENFORM
Deanna Burgart, P.Eng CET, President, Indigenous Engineering Inclusion Inc.
Steve Dunk, Progress Energy
Larry Espe, BC Ministry of Education
Jordan Eves, ENFORM
Fernie Garbitt, Saulteau (Anishnabe) First Nation
Chris Granberg, Trojan Safety Services Inc.
Allan Greene, Spectra Energy
Lorrie Gowan, Northwest Community College
Evan Saugstad, Consultant for BC Industry (retired)
Pat Hufnagel-Smith, Creative Links Inc.
Art Jarvis, Energy Services BC
Michelle Konkle, Excel Career College
Tamara Nelson, Summit Liability Solutions Inc.
Rick Newlove, ENFORM
Naomi Owens-Beek, TREP Director, Saulteau (Anishnabe) First Nation
Richard Resener, Northern Lights College
Geoff Stevens, BC Natural Gas Workforce Committee
Pauline Stevenson, Excel Career College
Darryl Tegart, Spectra Energy
Jolene Varndell, ENFORM
Ryan Wark, Spectra Energy

The Centre of Training Excellence in Oil and Gas would like to acknowledge the support and contribution of learning resources for the WiNG program provided by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Funding to develop the Working in Natural Gas Entry-Level Training Program was provided under a Labour Market Partnership agreement with the Province of British Columbia