DAWSON CREEK – Northern Lights College will receive $900,336 as part of the one-time $10 million investment from the Province to help 16 public post-secondary institutions provide skills training and prepare workers for jobs in their regions.
Why this matters:
Quote: “Trades expansion is an integral part of our growth in Northern BC and we are proud to continue to lead the way in trades training for the province. This funding reflects government’s recognition of the key role that trades education and skills training plays in continuing to open up opportunities for the men and women who choose a trades career.”
- The investment will help post-secondary institutions train workers for the current job market and meet local labour demands by connecting workers with job opportunities in their regions.
- The funding, made available through the Canada–British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement, will go toward short-term training programs that support the sectors in the BC Jobs Plan.
- Over the next decade, British Columbia is projected to have over one million job openings. This funding will help train workers to fill these job openings and keep our communities and economies strong.
- Each institution receiving funds will determine specifically how to apply the funding for training, working with industry and business sectors to address regional labour market needs.
- Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and Peace River South MLA Blair Lekstrom
For information on The BC Jobs Plan: http://www.bcjobsplan.ca/
For information on Skills Canada BC: http://www.skillscanada.bc.ca/