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BC Government: Skills training supports communities to stamp out wildfire impacts

May 22, 2019 CAMPBELL RIVER – Twelve people in Campbell River are getting training as wildland firefighters to help protect B.C.’s communities and natural resources, and gain skills that could be foundations for rewarding careers. Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island, visited participants on behalf of Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 23, 201957 Views

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Government invests $6.2M towards Indigenous marine training – Powell River Peak

April 25, 2019 Ottawa has announced new funding to increase Indigenous access to marine training programs. Transport Minister Marc Garneau announced Tuesday the federal government will provide $6.2 million to the British Columbia Institute of Technology over the next three years. “Our government is committed to maintaining a well-trained marine labour force reflective of Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 201928 Views

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Tsilqhot’in wildfire report calls for Indigenous-rooted training, infrastructure – Nanaimonewsnow.com

VANCOUVER — The leader of a First Nation nearly encircled by blazes during one of the worst wildfires seasons in British Columbia’s history says building firefighting capacity is urgent as another season approaches. The Tsilqhot’in First Nation released a review of the 2017 wildfire season Wednesday detailing its experience and making 33 recommendations, including infrastructure […]

by ahnationtalk on April 25, 201931 Views

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New initiative aims to inspire Indigenous youth to become pilots – CBC

Give Them Wings is a project of new Indigenous-founded airline Iskwew Air Mar 17, 2019 When Gabriel Shepherd took a flight on one of his neighbour’s three-wheeled propeller planes, he was immediately hooked. “I love just going off in the air,” said Shepherd, who is of Métis descent. “I love the relaxed feeling of when you’re cruising […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 201941 Views

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Government of Canada supports skills training for Indigenous people in central British Columbia

March 5, 2019                       Kamloops, British Columbia                        Employment and Social Development Canada A strong economy depends on a strong middle class where everybody has a fair chance at success. Despite being the fastest growing segment of the country’s population, Indigenous people continue to be under-represented in Canada’s workforce. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 201950 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada invests in skills training for Indigenous people in Central B.C.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will highlight the work being done by the Shuswap Nation Tribal Council to help Indigenous people get the skills needed to secure good quality jobs. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times […]

by pmnationtalk on March 5, 201941 Views

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Minister Wilkinson presents completion certificates to Aboriginal Fishery Guardian trainees

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Squamish, British Columbia — Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, was in Squamish today to present completion certificates for 23 Aboriginal Fishery Guardian trainees from around B.C.. This ceremony was a culmination of three weeks of Conservation & Protection and Fisheries and Oceans […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 201948 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada provides skills training and job opportunities for young Canadians with disabilities in British Columbia

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will visit the University of Victoria to highlight how the Government of Canada helps youth overcome barriers to employment and develop job skills. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow. Please note that all details are subject to change. All times are local. […]

by pmnationtalk on March 1, 201939 Views

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People in the Nass Valley get skills training for jobs

Feb. 22, 2019 VILLAGE OF GINGOLX – Thirty-five people from the Nisga’a Nation in the Nass Valley will learn skills they need to improve their lives, support their communities, create new opportunities and get sustainable local jobs, through new Community Workforce Response Grants. The Village of Gingolx is receiving $197,997 to support 15 people. The funding […]

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 201957 Views

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LNG Canada sponsors driver training in Kitimat and Terrace

Lack of driver’s license a leading barrier to employment for Indigenous peoples Vancouver, February 15, 2019- Today LNG Canada announces it has contributed $80,000 to sponsor three sessions of driver training, two in Kitimat and one in Terrace, B.C. This funding will enable 46 students to take the graduated licensing program. In addition, students will […]

by pmnationtalk on February 19, 201958 Views

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