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Newcomers to Canada and Indigenous Peoples to Gain Access to Innovative New Salesforce Training Program

The two-week course will provide underrepresented groups with the hard and soft skills needed to enter Vancouver’s tech workforce VANCOUVER, British Columbia-Traction for Good, the community engagement program of Traction on Demand, today announced the launch of a new training program called Traction Access. This two-week course aims to accelerate professional development for newcomers to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 24, 20207 Views

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Pattullo Bridge replacement will mean safer, easier, toll-free commutes

Feb. 10, 2020 NEW WESTMINSTER – The contract for the Pattullo Bridge replacement has been awarded, creating good jobs and training opportunities for workers who will help build the toll-free crossing to better connect communities in the Lower Mainland. “People in the Lower Mainland depend on the Pattullo Bridge every day, and they deserve safe, […]

by ahnationtalk on February 10, 202019 Views

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MNBC – MOU increases trades education and employment opportunities for Métis people in B.C.

February 5, 2020 MOU increases trades education and employment opportunities for Métis people in B.C. Surrey, B.C.– As part of its commitment to support success in trades education and apprenticeship for Indigenous communities, and actively working towards reconciliation, the Industry Training Authority (ITA), in partnership with Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC), is pleased to announce […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202021 Views

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B.C. programs offer trades training to Indigenous communities – Journal of Commerce

TERRACE, B.C. – A batch of new training programs are helping hundreds in Indigenous communities enter trades careers. Six new two-year programs are assisting 475 people in Indigenous communities across the province with obtaining the skills to begin working in the trades. “For years, Indigenous leaders have been calling for skills training opportunities closer to […]

by ahnationtalk on February 3, 202021 Views

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Lack of funding a roadblock to free driving lessons in remote First Nations communities – CBC

A driving licence is access to safe transportation and an important piece of ID Jan 28, 2020 For many, learning to drive is a rite of passage. But for those who live in remote Indigenous communities in northern B.C., that access can be nearly impossible — and it’s not getting any easier. For the past […]

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 202021 Views

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BC introduces 6 skills training programs for Indigenous communities – Canadian HR Reporter

‘These new programs will create pathways to tens of thousands of in-demand jobs’ The Industry Training Authority (ITA), a government agency in British Columbia, is investing $7.5 million to support six two-year training programs meant to help Indigenous communities get into the workforce. The programs will address community priorities and opportunities with courses ranging from […]

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202023 Views

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BC Government – Indigenous communities, ITA build skilled trades workforces

More than 475 people in Indigenous communities throughout British Columbia are gaining skills to succeed in high-opportunity trades careers, with six new two-year training programs. “For years, Indigenous leaders have been calling for skills training opportunities closer to home to support their community’s needs and self-determination,” said Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and […]

by ahnationtalk on January 23, 202026 Views

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MNBC Celebrates Métis Community Support Worker Program Graduates

On December 4, 2019, nine (9) graduates of the Métis Community Support Worker program were celebrated and recognized for all of their hard work and commitment to the program. Many people came out to celebrate with the graduates including their families, Métis Elders, dignitaries, partners, collaborators, UFV faculty and staff, facilitators, MNBC staff and many […]

by ahnationtalk on December 19, 201957 Views

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CFN: Stewardship Training Leads to Lifetime Learning

In early December, 12 students from six First Nations along the North and Central coast completed a unique and enlightening training course that explored the many connections between Reconciliation and Climate Change. Facilitated by CFN-GBI’s Coastal Stewardship Network (CSN) in partnership with Vancouver Island University, the four-day professional development course (“Stewardship in a Changing World: […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201956 Views

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BC: Attend the Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program!

The RCMP wants to give Indigenous youth have an opportunity to get an inside look at the life of a police officer. The Indigenous Pre-Cadet Training Program (IPTP) offers Canadian Indigenous people from the ages of 19-29 hands-on experience in the RCMP’s training program. Candidates selected for the summer program will attend three-weeks of training […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201951 Views

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