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BC Government: Funding connects Indigenous youth to trades, job training

NORTH VANCOUVER – As many as 24 eligible people will receive employment skills to help them prepare for jobs as certified building maintenance workers in the Lower Mainland’s busy skilled trades sector. This new provincial Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project focuses on training for Indigenous youth. “This project creates employment opportunities for Squamish Nation […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2022175 Views

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New college program trains Indigenous women in carpentry as demand for trades surges in Okanagan – CBC

Sep 02, 2022 Students of SISTERS’ program at Okanagan College will have tuition and costs fully covered The Okanagan College has begun a new, fully subsidized program to train more Indigenous women as carpenters, with jobs in trades in high demand due to a boom in construction across the region. According to the Kelowna, B.C., […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 2022162 Views

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Government of Canada helps to create at least 2,100 apprenticeship positions in British Columbia

From: Employment and Social Development Canada August 24, 2022 The skilled trades are essential to Canada’s economy. Indeed, few industries are as essential to Canadians’ everyday lives. Smart investments are needed to support Canadians from all backgrounds in taking up apprenticeship training now, and to help kick-start lucrative careers in well-respected skilled trades. Today, the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 202221 Views

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New training program empowers people to address racism

Aug. 4, 2022 PENTICTON – More people throughout B.C. will receive free training on how to help defuse racist incidents through a new Anti-Racism Community (ARC) Stewards pilot program. Applications are being accepted for the “train the trainer” program, which will educate people with a passion for leading anti-racism work in as many as 15 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202236 Views

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New training program empowers people to address racism

Aug. 4, 2022 PENTICTON – More people throughout B.C. will receive free training on how to help defuse racist incidents through a new Anti-Racism Community (ARC) Stewards pilot program. Applications are being accepted for the “train the trainer” program, which will educate people with a passion for leading anti-racism work in as many as 15 […]

by ahnationtalk on August 4, 202234 Views

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Unique First Nations Housing Manager program trains people for success – Vancouver Island University

VIU’s First Nations Housing Manager certificate program trains housing managers who work with on-reserve housing. The training program was developed with some initial funding support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). The program, designed to be completed over the course of two years while students are still working, is made up of six […]

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 202235 Views

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The Future looks bright for workplace Alternative Trades Training Alumnus – CFBC

07 July 2022 When Cowichan Tribes member, Brad Thorne, first started gaining experience in construction, he had no idea that he was going to like the work so much. His first jobs saw him working in carpentry and gaining a variety of skills. When he mentioned to a foreman that he was interested in getting […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 202236 Views

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Trades Exploration and Skill-Building at Chalo School in Fort Nelson – CFBC

Fort Nelson First Nation and Chalo School invited CFBC team members into the community to host a month-long Trades Exploration workshop for FNFN members. The workshop, organized and managed by CFBC Community Catalysts, Kathi Dickie and Cyndi Bonn, introduced participants to careers in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, and mechanics. Randy Grey, Luke Oullette, and Shane […]

by ahnationtalk on July 4, 202235 Views

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YVR and ITBC Announce Indigenous Tourism Training Grant Recipients

MUSQUEAM TERRITORY / VANCOUVER, BC (June 28, 2022) – Indigenous Tourism BC (ITBC) and YVR announce the award of Indigenous Tourism Training Grants to two YVR partners, Salmon ‘n’ Bannock On The Fly and Musqueam Art Store. The announcement comes during National Indigenous Peoples Month – a time to celebrate all Indigenous peoples, including Musqueam, […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 202238 Views

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Indigenous-led plan for community centre moves forward

May 6, 2022 VANCOUVER – A concept plan for a new Indigenous centre is moving forward on the territories of the Coast Salish peoples in Vancouver. The new centre will include a youth centre, a post-secondary education and skills training campus, affordable homes, a child care centre and cultural and support services. “The realization of […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 2022200 Views

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