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Province antes up $30 million for training – Prince George Citizen

by ahnationtalk on April 27, 2015537 Views

April 25, 2015

Teaching aboriginal students the certified skills of industrial jobs just got $30 million easier.

The provincial government stood shoulder to shoulder with aboriginal leaders in the cold wind and muddy clay at the top of a Prince George mountain, Friday, to announce the financial boost. They were at the teaching site of O’Brien Training’s pipeline program, the only such campus in Canada. Most of the students taking the course in how to properly install a pipeline are from First Nations all across northern B.C. The new investment will be of particular benefit to students like these.

“We are very happy at Lheidli (T’enneh First Nation) that everyone is working together for better training opportunities, so our people will be involved and work alongside (all walks of life) as the times change,” said local elder Edie Frederick, who gave the opening address in her native Dakelh language.

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