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Moricetown Band gets LNG-related training money

Moricetown Band members will benefit from a series of community-based training courses focused on natural gas pipeline-related jobs.

The BC government announced the $385,000 KyahWorks program in the First Nation community today.

The initiative will be overseen by the Moricetown Band and administered by the Kyah Wiget Education Society.

The BC aboriginal relations ministry says the funding will cover the first year of a three-year program which will target 229 eligible Moricetown members, including those unemployed and under-employed.

Course content ranges from adult education upgrading and post-secondary preparation to more advanced trades training like heavy-duty mechanics and carpentry.

The province says additional courses include and introduction to trades training, environmental monitoring, health care assistant, and camp operations.

Funding for the program comes through the $30 million Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund.

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