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$760,000 in trades training funding announced

$760,000 in trades training funding announced

Members of the Burns Lake Band, the Wet’suwet’en First Nation, Skin Tyee First Nation, and Nee-Tahi-Buhn Indian Band are now eligible for two new trades training programs.

Minister for Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, John Rustad, made the announcement in Burns Lake today.

$365,000 will provide 50 participants from the Burns Lake Band, and the Wet’suwet’en First Nation access to trades-related training that includes classroom time and hands-on training.

$397,000 will be invested in a seven month long program for 60 members of the Skin Tyee and Nee-Tahi-Buhn Bands to study environmental sciences while remaining close to home.

The funding comes from the Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund, which is investing $30 million over the next three years for new Aboriginal skills training projects and partnerships.

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