Local driving school eliminates barriers & builds confidence among Lheidli T’enneh First Nation members – Coastal GasLink

Local driving school eliminates barriers & builds confidence among Lheidli T’enneh First Nation members – Coastal GasLink

by ahnationtalk on May 3, 20218 Views

Coastal GasLink is committed to supporting initiatives for local and Indigenous communities that help build lasting skills. One of those initiatives, developed by Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, is access to driving lessons with PG Driving for Life Academy, a local Prince George driving school, that is open to all Lheidli T’enneh First Nation members.

“The self-confidence, the self-esteem. It builds that,” explains Barbara Allan, Capacity Development and Training Officer for Lheidli T’enneh, of some of the benefits of drivers training.

The program opens many doors to Lheidli T’enneh members, from increasing accessibility to job opportunities, post-secondary education and overall independence.

“It gives them the freedom to not always just be in a remote area,” explains Chris Schulz, CEO and Instructor of PG Driving for Life Academy. “And that means friendship, that’s employment, that’s school!”

Read More: https://www.coastalgaslink.com/whats-new/news-stories/2021/local-driving-school-eliminates-barriers–builds-confidence-among-lheidli-tenneh-first-nation-members/

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