BC provides $4 M for First Nations LNG training

October 22, 2015

The BC government has announced that it will provide $4 M to help First Nations people prepare for jobs in the liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector. $2.1 M over three years will go to the Nisga’a Lisims Path to Employment program, which covers foundational trades skills. $1.6 M over three years goes to an environmental stewardship technician training program for up to 13 First Nations on the central and north coast and Haida Gwaii. $300 K will support the creation of the Gitanyow First Nation Employment and Training Institute to provide a range of skills training programs. The funds will come from BC’s Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund. BC | Terrace Standard | CJFW