A First Nation-based school in northwest BC is getting over $1.3 million in federal funding.
The Kyah Wiget Education Society says the money from the Government of Canada’s Skills Partnership Fund will fund adult education and training programs over the next three years.
Officials with the society based in Witset (Moricetown) say the funding is a very welcome opportunity that will allow them to develop a stable, reliable program.
Courses will be directed at post-secondary and trades-level training, including university preparation courses, trades upgrading, and certification courses to be offered at the Kyah Wiget Adult Education Centre.
All courses offered are open to any person of indigenous heritage and KWES encourages First Nations people from all communities in the northern area to apply.
This funding is ongoing until September 4, 2020.