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New action plan helps people get skills for in-demand jobs

May 2, 2023 VICTORIA – The Province’s new StrongerBC: Future Ready Action Plan will help thousands of people get the skills they need to succeed in the changing economy and help close the skills gap many businesses are facing. “Our economy is growing and innovating quickly,” said Premier David Eby. “Work is transforming, and we […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 202312 Views

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New training will put more people in driver’s seats

April 28, 2023 PRINCE GEORGE – More people will be able to train for jobs as professional truck drivers in northern B.C. through a Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project funded by the Province. “People in B.C. rely on professional drivers to bring supplies to our communities, yet these skills are in short supply,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on April 28, 202318 Views

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Funding supports tech-skills training for under-represented British Columbians

April 26, 2023 VICTORIA – A more diverse technology sector is the result of a successful start to the Innovator Skills Initiative program, providing tech companies with funding to hire and develop talent, including those from under-represented groups. “As B.C. continues to be a North American leader in tech job growth, we know one of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 26, 20239 Views

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More people facing barriers will have access to skills training

April 20, 2023 VICTORIA – People who want to get into the workforce but are facing multiple barriers to employment will have greater opportunities as the B.C. government significantly expands skills training for employment programs. As part of the StrongerBC’s Future Ready Plan, the Province is investing $44.5 million over three years to boost the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 202316 Views

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Investment capitalizes on big opportunities for people in building trades

VICTORIA – April is Construction and Skilled Trades Month and the Province is raising awareness about the job opportunities for people in the building trades, with 83,000 new job openings expected over the next decade. “There’s a world of rewarding career opportunities for people in skilled trades right now,” said Selina Robinson, Minister of Post-Secondary […]

by ahnationtalk on April 3, 202316 Views

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New training prepares more people to be community support workers

March 28, 2023 SURREY – More people will be able to train for jobs as certified community support workers to help people on the Lower Mainland through a Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project funded by the Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “There is a growing need for more workers in social services […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202313 Views

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Inaugural Tahltan HEO Program Camp Life Orientation Completes Successful Week

28 Mar 2023 The first-ever Tahltan HEO Program Camp Life Orientation week – held at the Newcrest Red Chris Mine – has successfully wrapped. Running from March 16 to 23, the first four participants experienced first-hand what life is like working and living at a remote operating mine. Their days started at 4:00 am with […]

by ahnationtalk on March 28, 202397 Views

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Minister of Transport announces a new investment in marine training for Indigenous Peoples, Northerners, and women through the Oceans Protection Plan

From: Transport Canada March 16, 2023 With more vessels and goods being transported on Canadian waters than ever before, investing in a strong, diverse, and skilled marine workforce along our coasts is critically important. That’s why, through Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is providing underrepresented groups with new training opportunities to strengthen […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202316 Views

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Women on the rise at First Nations emergency preparedness boot camp – Global News

March 9, 2023 When natural disaster strikes in British Columbia, more women, specifically First Nations women are expected to be on the front lines providing help. At least that’s what this weeks First Nations’ Emergency Services Society (FNESS) boot camp has shown. People have come from across the province to Kamloops, B.C. to attend the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 10, 202317 Views

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Doig River First Nation makes members’ education dreams come true – CBC

Feb 28, 2023 ‘You name it, we will do what it takes to make it happen’ A lifelong dream is coming true for a member of Doig River First Nation as he starts his training as a helicopter pilot next week. “I always thought it was always going to be out of reach for me,” […]

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202323 Views

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