BC commits $4.4 million for community-based training programs

May 8, 2014

The BC government has announced $4.4 million to support the Aboriginal Community-Based Delivery Partnerships Program, which provides PSE and training to Aboriginal learners in their home communities. Communities or public PSE institutions must submit program proposals in order to be eligible for the funding. Training programs can cover a diverse range of specializations, including training for employment in the resource sector, eco-tourism, wildlife management, and Indigenous language instruction. “We know BC’s need for highly-trained workers will continue to grow, particularly in the areas of skills and technical training,” said Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. “Training partnerships under the Aboriginal Community-Based Partnerships programs will help to fill that need.” The funding is through the recently launched BC Skills for Jobs Blueprint: Re-engineering Education and Training initiative, designed to align training and education with projected job openings. BC News Release