BC and NB fund industry-specific training programs

May 6, 2015

British Columbia has announced funding for the Pathways to Success program for six northwestern First Nations. The province is providing $600,000 and industry partners are providing $600,000 in matching funds. Members of the Kitselas, Kitsumkalum, Lax Kw'alaams, Gitxaala, Metlakatla, and Gitga'at First Nations will gain access to the Pathways program, which provides employment readiness and job development training. Learners receive instruction on essential skills such as literacy and numeracy as well as industry-specific training. Participants are connected to job opportunities and receive support throughout the recruitment process and the early stages of employment. The program will be delivered by the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) in both Terrace and Prince Rupert. New Brunswick recently funded two training programs to prepare individuals for employment in the mining sector. The Underground Mining and Mill Operator training programs were delivered to learners in partnership with the Trevali Mining Corporation, which is employing graduates at its Caribou mine. New Brunswick Community College (NBCC) delivered the training programs. BC News Release | NB News Release