The provincial government is investing $255,836 in Okanagan College to provide training for indigenous people to get the skills and education needed for jobs in B.C.’s growing economy.
The Adams Lake Indian Band, with Neskonlith and Little Shuswap Lake Indian bands, as well as the Splatsin First Nation, will be providing 24 aboriginal learners adult education courses, employment readiness training and industry certifications programs at Okanagan College.
“Community-based delivery’s a key-component to aboriginal learning in B.C.’s Skills for Jobs Blueprint, and this investment will open the door for 24 participants learning valuable skills leading to employment opportunities,” Shuswap MLA Greg Kyllo said. “There is an incredibly bright future on the horizon in B.C., and through the B.C. Blueprint we are committed that all British Columbians throughout the province have the skills and training to be first in line for jobs in-demand.”