The provincial government has announced three funded training programs for a number of Central Interior First Nations.
An investment of $560,000 will see the College of New Caledonia offer piping trades and carpentry training while the the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association will offer office technology and an employment readiness program.
Up to 56 members of the Nak’azdli Whut’en, Tl’azt’en, Takla Lake, and Yekooche First Nations will receive training in Fort St. James and Takla Lake.
A $150,000 investment will see eight Stellat’en and Nadleh Whut’en First Nations members will will receive carpentry-apprenticeship training which builds on education delivered in the community last year.
The province is also investing $100,000 to support 12 members of Saik’uz First Nation in an Aboriginal Employment Readiness Program which includes safety certifications like transportation of dangerous goods, confined space, fall protection, WHMIS and H2S training.
The funding for the programs is through the Indigenous Skills Training Development Fund.