NIC in the News: Trades training gets welder her start in Port Alberni

Photo by Susan Quinn/Alberni Valley News

Cairam “Khai” Allam's journey to the world of skilled trades began after she moved to Port Alberni and decided she wanted to work for local firm Canadian Maritime Engineering — which has partnered with NIC to offer apprenticeships through the Welder Foundation Harmonized Enhanced program.

Allam, originally from the Philippines, got her start in the Fabricator-Weldor program at NIC, and eventually became CME's first female welder, the Alberni Valley News reports.

“I am really grateful to work with amazing people and a great company that cares about their people," Allam told the newspaper.

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