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Province funds training for northwest residents

B.C. is giving $1.1-dollars in funding to provide training for residents across the north.

The province says 194 residents will be able to take advantage of programs.

The variety of programs include trades training for residents living in First Nations communities, allow older workers to update their skills, and have residents complete or upgrade their high schools courses in preparation of post-secondary education.

Here are the programs and the money allotted:

  • $135,219 to the College of New Caledonia (CNC) to deliver the Return to Work for Older Workers training in Vanderhoof to 12 participants.
  • $155,125 to CNC to deliver the Return to Work for Older Workers training 12 participants from Fort St. James.
  • $160,357 to CNC to deliver the Professional Driver Partnerships Program to eight participants from Burns Lake and Fort St. James.
  • $89,812 to CNC to deliver the Aboriginal in Trades Training to eight participants from Prince George and Burns Lake.
  • $211,095 to Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) to deliver the Burns Lake Bridging to Employment training to 45 participants from Burns Lake, Lake Babine Nation and Burns Lake Band.
  • $174,457 to Terrace and District Community Services Society (TDCSS) to deliver the Post-Secondary Readiness & Employment Program to 85 participants from Terrace.
  • $45,033 to Tl’azt’en Nation to deliver the Tl’azt’en Trades Access Program to 12 participants from Fort St. James.
  • $151,140 to Atlin Tlingit Economic Limited Partnership to deliver the Skills Training Employment Program to 10 participants from Atlin.

The program hopes to help rural residents have a fair chance at getting a well paying job.

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