The provincial government has announced $13.5 million for North Island College’s Campbell River campus.

The funding will go towards upgrades at the college and the construction of a new trades training facilities, scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2018.

Premier Christy Clark says the funding will help provide residents with jobs in their communities.

Clark says the federal and provincial governments each pitched in 5.75 million dollars, while North Island College is contributed two million.