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

by ahnationtalk on January 24, 202025 Views

‘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 exploratory and introductory trades to construction and electrical training. An estimated 48 people will receive introductory trades training that will pave the way to apprenticeships.

“ITA’s committed to building strong partnerships with industry, training providers and Indigenous communities to create innovative programs that enable Indigenous people to gain exposure to the skilled trades and find meaningful careers,” says Shelley Gray, CEO of ITA. “These new programs will ensure more individuals have opportunities to access training and become apprentices while giving them the tools to be successful.”

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