First Nations in North-Central BC are working to ensure community members benefit from regional employment opportunities.
this is being done through a different variety of technical and trades training.
These programs have been implemented to provide the education and skills that fit the needs of communities and will provide new opportunities for jobs, careers and further education.
Around 75 members of the Skin Tyee Nation and Nee-Tahi-Buhn Band are practicing courses from welding to business administration.
Scott Fraser is the Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation and he says “These courses will provide the skills and education needed for participants to benefit from sustainable employment and new job opportunities that resource development brings to this region.” Fraser added the importance of creating jobs for families as well.
The province will be providing 481 thousand dollars to support the program, which will be delivered by the Lakes District Aboriginal Training to Employment Society.