Konanz working to bring high-paying jobs

City of Penticton: Konanz, Helena — Council Candidate answers what she would do to attract and retain young families.

  • Nov. 4, 2014 6:00 a.m.

We can make our city more attractive to young families by offering them high paying jobs.

This ensures that these families can afford to live comfortably and securely here in Penticton.  I have been working diligently the past three years on the expansion of opportunities for skills trades training locally.

There are high paying jobs in our manufacturing sector but training is required for these jobs. I have also been lobbying Okanagan College and Provincial Ministers for a permanent welding training centre. This will also help Penticton move towards becoming a college town by expanding courses offered by the local campus.