BC names recipients of recent funding for skills training programs

January 27, 2016

BC has announced recipients of more than $1.1 M in funding through the Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund for skills and employment readiness training. In Fort Nelson, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology will receive $314 K to provide job/college readiness training to members of the Fort Nelson and Prophet River First Nations. NVIT will also deliver the existing “Pathways to Success” employment skills program to members of the Blueberry River First Nation, and members of the Halfway River First Nation will have access to a modified version of the same program that focuses on careers in health and wellness. More than $400 K has been directed to the Pathways program. The Tsay Keh Dene Nation will receive $323 K for its Workforce Development Initiative, which delivers a range of training and certification programs. Lastly, more than $50 K is committed for Class 1 and 4 driver’s training for members of the Doig River First Nation. BC | Energetic City