BC Indigenous Skills Training Development Fund supports training in northern BC

November 29, 2017

The Government of British Columbia’s Indigenous Skills Training Development Fund is supporting training for three sets of programs throughout the province that are designed for and with Indigenous communities. The first program will see 36 members from Nak’azdli Whut’en, Tl’azt’en, Takla Lake and Yekooche First Nations benefit from $560K for training in a wide variety of programs, including foundational courses in piping trade and carpentry and the Weaving Our Way employment readiness program. The second program will provide 8 members of Stellat’en and Nadleh Whut’en First Nations with $150K for training in carpentry. The third program will provide 12 members of Saik’uz First Nation with $100K to complete an Aboriginal Employment Readiness program. In all three instances, the programs will be delivered by the College of New Caledonia and/or the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association.