The province is providing $387,000 for LNG skills training towards the North Central LNG Strategies Program that will help 112 members of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and Mcleod Lake Indian Band.
Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation John Rustad made the announcement today in Prince George.
100 members of the two First Nations will receive employment counselling, job-readiness training and work placement.
12 members will get occupational certifications in health and safety that’ll go towards careers in environmental monitoring.
Another $321,000 will be invested in a program that will develop a pool of 15 Aboriginal instructors and workforce development practitioners in the Cariboo/Nechako region.
They’ll provide employment coaching, mentoring and essential skills training to First Nations members.
Program participants will be selected from a group of 17 northern First Nations.
Rustad says BC has made it clear to the federal government how important LNG development is to the province.
Both programs get underway this fall and are being funded through BC’s Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund.