Canada announces $1 M to support Indigenous youth in trades in AB

May 4, 2016

Canada has said that it plans to spend more than $1 M to help Indigenous youth in Alberta train for careers in the trades. The funds will support and expand the Trade Winds to Success Training pre-apprenticeship program, which offers training over a 14- to 16-week period to Indigenous students exploring a variety of trades. The funding will triple Trade Winds’ enrolment from 135 to over 400 students and will also help the program renovate training spaces, launch new marketing campaigns, and create new outreach opportunities. “There is no other program in North America involving these unions, these industries, and Indigenous partners this way,” added Martyn A Piper with the Trade Winds to Success Training Society.

Edmonton Journal | CBC