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KRG: Launch of Pijunnaqunga – The Nunavik Internship Program

Kuujjuaq, August 16, 2017 – Kativik Regional Government (KRG) and PS Jeunesse are pleased to launch Pijunnaqunga, an internship program that aims to empower young Inuit from Nunavik to develop their skills through hands-on work experience. Pijunnaqunga was initiated and developed through the Sustainable Employment Department of KRG, in collaboration with PS Jeunesse. The program includes in-depth interviews […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 2017178 Views

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FNIGC’s Fundamentals of OCAP® online course makes its debut in French

Wed, August 16, 2017 In February 2016 the First Nations Information Governance Centre (FNIGC) launched The Fundamentals of OCAP®, the first—and only—online course dedicated to the First Nations principles of OCAP®. With more than 500 registrants completing the course since its launch, the course proved so popular that FNIGC decided to offer it in French […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201752 Views

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CBC New Indigenous Voices class of 2017 – final words from the students

Our CBC New Indigenous Voices students recently graduated after 14 weeks of classroom training, film production and an industry internship. We asked them to write one last post about their experience with us. Tyshana Hobson – Winnipeg The internship portion of this course was the best thing I’ve experienced yet. I spent time in the production office […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201763 Views

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City going to bat for program offering employment training for abused and at-risk women – North Bay Nugget

August 10, 2017 North Bay Mayor Al McDonald will lobby the province next week for greater support for employment training for abused and at-risk women. McDonald says he is slated to discuss the need for stable core funding for True Self-Debwewendizwin Employment and Training with Indira Naidoo-Harris, the minister of the Status of Women, during […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 2017137 Views

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Government of Canada provides opportunities for youth working in northern Indigenous communities

August 4, 2017          Thunder Bay, Ontario        Employment and Social Development Canada Giving Canadian youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs will help grow the middle class and strengthen our economy. Today, the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, announced that Teach For Canada will help 158 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 7, 2017130 Views

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MNO: Skilled Employment Energy Stream

August 03, 2017 The Energy sector in Ontario is looking for Indigenous women to work in the trades! The program is an eight month training program and eight week work placement in the pre-trades for the Energy industry for Ontario Métis, First Nations and Inuit women. It is a pre-trades training at the Georgian College […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017383 Views

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Bruce Power, Saugeen Ojibway Nation expands Leaders in Training program

August 03, 2017 In 2012, when Right to Play programs were established in the two communities through a partnership between Bruce Power, Saugeen and Nawash First Nations and the Right to Play organization, the community mentors had the long-term goal of operating independently. Now that the program has developed strong roots at both Saugeen and […]

by pmnationtalk on August 4, 2017137 Views

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11 Kitikmeot Inuit complete Driller’s Assistant Training

CAMBRIDGE BAY, NU (August 1, 2017) – Geotech Drilling Services – a Kitikmeot Corporation company – has delivered another very successful Driller’s Assistant Training Program.  11 Inuit from various Kitikmeot communities graduated from the intensive multi-week course held in Cambridge Bay, NU. “It is important that the companies we invest in provide opportunities such as […]

by pmnationtalk on August 3, 201770 Views

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Government of Canada provides job opportunities for youth living in rural Nova Scotia

Youth facing barriers to employment benefit from job skills training and employment opportunities August 2, 2017                 Windsor, Nova Scotia                Employment and Social Development Canada Building a strong middle class means giving Canada’s youth the tools they need to find and keep good jobs. As part of this commitment, the Honourable Scott Brison, President […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 201796 Views

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Government of Canada supports increased research and training opportunities in aerospace and advanced manufacturing

August 2, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba – Western Economic Diversification Canada Encouraging the global competitiveness of Canada’s aerospace industry is a priority for the Government of Canada. Working with local partners, our area will be benefiting from the creation of well-paying middle class jobs and targeted skills development as a result of a $10 million […]

by pmnationtalk on August 2, 2017161 Views

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Over $2 Million Announced for Wataynikaneyap Transmission Project First Nations Training Program

SIOUX LOOKOUT, ONTARIO–( July 26, 2017) – Wataynikaneyap Power is pleased to announce a major federal investment from the office of Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) in the amount of over $2 million in support of the Wataynikaneyap Power’s First Nations training program. Today’s announcement now brings the total amount available for capacity building […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 2017164 Views

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Auditor general report found gaps in Manitoba’s apprenticeship program – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Jul 26, 2017 WINNIPEG _ A report on the management of Manitoba’s apprenticeship program has found gaps in oversight of in-school and workplace training, as well as the monitoring of apprentices’ progress. The report was released Tuesday by Auditor General Norm Ricard. He says Apprenticeship Manitoba’s visits to workplaces focused more on promoting […]

by ahnationtalk on July 26, 201782 Views

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Manitoba’s apprenticeship program needs stronger oversight

July 25, 2017 WINNIPEG – Auditor General of Manitoba Norm Ricard today released his report on the Management of Manitoba’s Apprenticeship Program. The report includes 20 recommendations. “Apprenticeships are important because they give workers an opportunity to earn while they learn, and help meet industry’s need for skilled labour,” says Ricard. “Our audit found gaps […]

by ahnationtalk on July 25, 201786 Views

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Deadline Extended! Apply for STTP by September 15 – Coastal First Nations Great Bear Initiative

Missed the deadline for the Stewardship Technicians Training Program? There are still a few spots remaining! We have extended the application deadline for Cohort 3 of the STTP program. Applications will now be accepted until September 15, 2017. Visit our website to apply today. To be eligible for the program you must be First Nations from […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201791 Views

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Call for proposals for new Union Training and Innovation Program launched today

Eligible organizations are encouraged to apply for funding to support apprentices in completing their training July 24, 2017        Gatineau, Quebec   Employment and Social Development Canada Supporting the next generation of apprentices and tradespeople—particularly women and Indigenous people—depends on high-quality apprenticeship training systems, like union-based training centres. Today, Rodger Cuzner, Parliamentary Secretary to the […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 2017113 Views

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Cruise Ready! Workshop – Government of NU

July 21, 2017 Cruise ship season is rapidly approaching. With the arrival of these ships come many opportunities – will you be ready? The Department of Economic Development and Transportation has developed a workshop for cruise ship preparedness. ‘Cruise Ready!’ is a valuable workshop for all community members – those who have welcomed cruise ships […]

by pmnationtalk on July 24, 201749 Views

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Ottawa funding to support indigenous tradeswomen – Journal Of Commerce

Jul 21, 2017 OTTAWA – Federal funding has been announced for two projects as a way to help advance gender equality in Alberta’s and Canada’s economies. The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology is receiving $354,128 in funding for a three-year project. The idea behind the funding is to challenge gender […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 201779 Views

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City Launches Junior Firefighter Program – City Of Iqaluit

JULY 7, 2017 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) – The City is currently seeking applications by July 21, 2017 for its first annual Junior Firefighter Program – a unique work experience targeted to youth 16 to 24 years of age. During the 10-day session held in Iqaluit from August 14th to August 25, 2017, 20 participants will be […]

by pmnationtalk on July 12, 201754 Views

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Indigenous youth spark interest at Fort McMurray welding camp – CBC

‘Students don’t get as many opportunities to do this,’ says welding camp instructor Jul 12, 2017 How’s this for a summer camp? Instead of sunglasses and swim trunks at the lake, there’s safety goggles, overalls and fountains of molten sparks. Fort McMurray’s Keyano College is hosting a four-day welding camp this summer for students from […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 201735 Views

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Provincial Government Supports the South Coast – Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

July 11, 2017 The Provincial Government continues its commitment to sustainable regions in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, visited the south coast and announced almost $340,000 for various economic and business development initiatives in the area. The Mi’kmaq Alsumk Mowimsikik Koqoey Association, a partnership of Miawpukek […]

by pmnationtalk on July 11, 201759 Views

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Moose Cree FN: Solar Panel Installation Training

July 7, 2017 The Education & Training department is hosting solar panel installation training in two sessions on July 19-20 and July 21-22 respectively. Please view the attachment to learn more. Read More. NT5

by ahnationtalk on July 11, 201743 Views

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Chance to Choose project receives investment from Government of Canada

Youth facing barriers to employment benefit from job skills enhancement and employment opportunities July 7, 2017    Port Coquitlam, British Columbia     Employment and Social Development Canada When Canada’s most vulnerable youth get the help and support they need to find and keep good jobs, our middle class grows and our economy thrives. Today, the Honourable Patty […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201752 Views

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Training Helping First Nations – Magic 99.9

July 10, 2017 A training organization is looking to reach out to the region’s First Nation population. Origin, Operator Recruitment and Training, recently launched a new program and are now looking for participants. In the end the initiative is expected to see 60 people complete the employment training involving work readiness, office culture as well […]

by ahnationtalk on July 10, 201740 Views

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Indigenous Summer Programs provide Indigenous youth with military experience and training

July 10, 2017 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) will be holding Bold Eagle, Black Bear, and Raven — its three Indigenous Summer Programs — across Canada throughout the months of July and August. As part of the Indigenous Summer Programs, participants are enrolled as soldiers in […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201761 Views

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Media Advisory: Local Employment Planning Council and Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services complete New Driver’s Licensing Project for Remote Matawa First Nations

July 6, 2017 THUNDER BAY, ON: Members of the media are cordially invited to attend an event today organized by the Local Employment Planning Council (LEPC) and Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) announcing the completion of the New Drivers Licensing Project for members of communities of Eabametoong, Nibinamik, Neskantaga, Marten Falls and Webequie First […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201768 Views

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Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation

June 29, 2017 – Iqaluit, Nunavut The Makigiaqta Inuit Training Corporation’s Board of Directors met in Iqaluit today and approved nearly $1.5 million in funding for four Inuit-specific training initiatives. The Qikiqtani Inuit Association, the Pirurvik Centre, Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council and Tumikuluit Saipaaqivik were each awarded funds for proposals that will contribute to Makigiaqta’s objective of enhancing the preparedness of Nunavut Inuit for government […]

by pmnationtalk on June 30, 201796 Views

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IRC: Driver’s Handbook Training Offered In Inuvik

JUNE 26, 2017 Are you 15 years of age or older and ready to write the written test for your Learner Class 7 Driver’s Licence? Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) would like to make sure you are fully prepared to pass the test! IRC’s Education Foundation Manager will be delivering the Driver’s Handbook Training to interested individuals […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201759 Views

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Edmonton program to train Indigenous women for work on Trans Mountain pipeline – CBC

‘I saw eyes light up from every age and stage in life when we talk about that income increase’ Jun 26, 2017 A dozen Indigenous women from central Alberta are about to begin a course that could land them jobs in the construction of the multi-billion dollar Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project. A joint program […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201747 Views

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IRC: Date, Time Announced For Rescheduled Cruise Ship Consultation In Sachs Harbour

JUNE 23, 2017 Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization (ICEDO), in partnership with Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC), will be hosting a community consultation in Sachs Harbour regarding the development of a new Cruise Ship Management Strategy for the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR). Date: Tuesday, June 27 Time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Location: Community Centre, Sachs Harbour Download […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201741 Views

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Retailer offers pathway for social skills training – Northern Ontario Business

First Nation store keeps dollars at home, builds employee confidence One business in Wikwemikong on Manitoulin Island is offering its community more than a place to get great bargains. They also offer to teach service skills people will need to be successful in life. Your Dollar Store With More, a Canada-wide chain, has a franchise […]

by ahnationtalk on June 23, 201773 Views

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Sisson Mine represents jobs and opportunities for New Brunswick

June 23, 2017 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government welcomed the news today that the Sisson Mine received the federal government’s environmental assessment approval. This step, along with the provincial environmental impact assessment approval and the accommodation agreement with First Nations, has allowed the project to reach significant milestones. It can now proceed with taking […]

by pmnationtalk on June 23, 201796 Views

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Training women to lead in Grande Prairie

On National Aboriginal Day, Status of Women is giving a $50,000 grant to a program that integrates sacred teachings with leadership training for women. The unique 16-week “Leading the Way” leadership training program, offered through the Grande Prairie Friendship Centre, helps women remove barriers to achieve leadership roles – for board positions or to run […]

by ahnationtalk on June 22, 201779 Views

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Saskatoon Tribal Council: Atoske Summer Training Program

July 17th – 28th, 2017 Fitness training evening sessions included White Buffalo Youth Lodge 602 – 20th Street West APPLY BY: JUNE 27th, 2017 New addition to this year’s Atoske Program are fitness training strategies and tips on how to become successful in applying for emergency service’s careers Registration is open to all urban Saskatoon […]

by ahnationtalk on June 19, 201762 Views

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Indigenous students complete training program at Royal Military College of Canada

June 16, 2017 – Kingston, Ont. – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces The Aboriginal Leadership Opportunity Year (ALOY) concluded today at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), marking the end of the year-long program focused on developing leaders for Indigenous communities and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). The program offers Indigenous youth the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 19, 201746 Views

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Government of Canada launches $50-million coding program for young Canadians

Digital skills program will prepare next generation for future jobs June 14, 2017 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Young Canadians will get the skills they need for the well-paying jobs of the future as a result of a $50-million program that gives them the opportunity to learn coding and other digital […]

by pmnationtalk on June 14, 201768 Views

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Qalipu FN: Attention Women Trained or Working in Trades, or Currently Seeking Employment

June 02, 2017 Each year the Women’s Policy Office hosts Roundtables on the Economic Status of Women to share information, provide feedback and support, and develop strategies to improve women’s economic well-being. The Roundtables also provide a mechanism for the Women’s Policy Office to consult with stakeholders on the effectiveness of new and existing government […]

by pmnationtalk on June 6, 201793 Views

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Release of the NWT Apprenticeship, Trades and Occupational Certification Strategy

YELLOWKNIFE (May 31, 2017) – The Department of Education, Culture and Employment would like to announce the release of the NWT Apprenticeship, Trades and Occupational Certification Strategy 2017-2022. This important Strategy addresses the priorities of the 18th Legislative Assembly and shares the goals of the Skills 4 Success Strategic Framework, which aims to improve employment […]

by pmnationtalk on June 1, 201782 Views

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BC’s Aboriginal Pre-Cadet Training starts today!

Aboriginal Policing Services 2017-05-23 10:51 PDT File # Aboriginal Awareness Week Aboriginal Awareness Week 2017 is May 23 – 27, 2017, and it’s our opportunity to recognize Aboriginal peoples within the RCMP mosaic. This year, the BC RCMP is excited to celebrate the week by launching the 2017 class of Aboriginal Pre-Cadets. Twenty-eight participants from […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 201764 Views

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MNO: A new technology-focused approach to assist youth in securing employment

Métis Nation of Ontario to deliver hospitality skills training program, Navigating Employment Pathways, in the Thunder Bay region as part of provincial ALiGN Network In response to the critical labour shortages facing many of Ontario’s key sectors, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and OTEC, in partnership with Ontario Restaurant Hotel and Motel Association (ORHMA), […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2017134 Views

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NunatuKavut: May 30 deadline for skills development funding application

May 05, 2017 May 30 is our application deadline for skills development funding for diploma or certificate programs starting in fall 2017. More information on this program can be found on this website under “Find Education & Training.” A PDF copy of the application form can be downloaded by clicking on the link below: Application […]

by pmnationtalk on May 5, 2017290 Views

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College Frontier is recruiting Summer Literacy Camp Counsellors in 10 Nunavik communities

If you are 18 or more and interested in working with children aged between 5 and 12, this may be a job for you! Successful applicants will be offered a 6-week contract, with a salary of $20 an hour. For more information check the Kativik School Board website www.kativiq.qc.ca. If you have any questions, please […]

by pmnationtalk on April 30, 2017107 Views

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New grant trains Calgary women for tech jobs

April 27, 2017 Status of Women Minister Stephanie McLean announced $100,000 in funding for Making Changes Association to prepare immigrant and Indigenous women for careers in technology. Calgary’s Making Changes will launch a program that trains women for higher paying jobs in the computer networking sector. Adding in job-search skills and on-the-job work experience gives […]

by pmnationtalk on April 27, 2017160 Views

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MNO Grand River Métis Council Governance and Finance Training

On March 25-26, 2017, The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Grand River Métis Council (GRMC) participated in a Governance and Finance Training session in Guelph. Training was facilitated by MNO Community Relations Coordinators Glen Lipinski and Beth Boros. The two-day training session focused on policies, procedures, aspects of budgeting and general reporting. The MNO benefits […]

by ahnationtalk on April 24, 201778 Views

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Referral Officer Training Program hosted by The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council

The Carrier Sekani Tribal Council is hosting a Referral Officer Training Program in Fort St. John, BC from May 1-5, 2017 at the Pomeroy Hotel.  The training, supporting materials, breakfasts and lunches are covered by CSTC. Seats are limited and are on a first come first serve basis. To register, please use this link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cstc-referral-officer-training-program-fort-st-john-2017-tickets-32022424935 […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 201792 Views

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Northwest youth focus of expanded business training

April 06, 2017 VICTORIA – The Province is partnering with Futurpreneur Canada and Prince Rupert LNG to provide $356,000 to teach Indigenous and other rural youth valuable business skills. The ThriveNorth program is available to people between 18 and 39 years old from northwest B.C. who want to learn business skills or have a strong […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 201793 Views

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More than 7,000 British Columbians train for local jobs with government support

April 06, 2017 VICTORIA – More than 7,000 British Columbians will be trained by this fall through a wide range of skilled-trades and employment training projects throughout the province, thanks to $45.4 million from the provincial and federal governments in 2016/17. The governments allocated the funding for four training programs to help B.C. job seekers […]

by pmnationtalk on April 7, 2017108 Views

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$3 million drives Tsimshian skills-training programs

PRINCE RUPERT – More than 600 members of the Tsimshian First Nations are benefitting from courses ranging from driver’s training and essential skills upgrading to environmental monitoring, trades training and other job-related education programs delivered close to home. A $3-million provincial contribution has been supporting the new training opportunities over the past year. It is […]

by ahnationtalk on April 6, 2017111 Views

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Conestoga: Applications open for free pre-apprenticeship program

Conestoga is now accepting applications for the Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) General Carpenter Pre-apprenticeship program that begins this September at the Waterloo campus. WIST is a tuition-free program funded by the provincial Ministry of the Status of Women that is designed to support low-income women who are unemployed or underemployed. The goal of the program […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 201797 Views

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B.C. provides $488,000 for training pilot in film and TV industry on Vancouver Island

March 30, 2017 CAMPBELL RIVER – Today the B.C. government announced funding for a new pilot project at North Island College (NIC) that will train North Island residents and First Nations to work in the film and TV industry, and meet the growing labour need for locally trained crews in the region. Michelle Stilwell, MLA […]

by pmnationtalk on March 31, 201791 Views

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Northern BC First Nations complete construction training in South Surrey – Surrey Now

Mar 29, 2017 Members from three northern B.C. indigenous communities celebrated the conclusion of a LiUNA Local 1611 construction worker training program in South Surrey on Monday. The class of 13 – made of men from Burns Lake Band (Burns Lake), Kitselas First Nation (Terrace), and Wet’suwet’en First Nation (west of Burns Lake) and one […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 201794 Views

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