North West, SRC partner to deliver plastic welding pilot program 


North West College and the Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) have partnered to offer a new program in welding polyvinyl chloride (PVC) materials, which is a critical skill in the construction, manufacturing, and infrastructure development industries. This two-week, non-credit micro-credential program provides students with access to state-of-the-art welding equipment at North West’s Meadow Lake campus and SRC’s solvent extraction fabrication facility in Saskatoon. “We are excited to collaborate with SRC on this ground-breaking initiative,” said North West President Dr Eli Ahlquist. “This PVC welding micro-credential program will not only provide our students with the skills they need to thrive in the workforce, but also contribute to the growth of industries that rely on PVC welding expertise.”