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Northern BC First Nations complete construction training in South Surrey – Surrey Now
by ahnationtalk onMarch 30, 2017398 Views
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 non-Aboriginal woman – were joined for lunch by representatives from the students’ First Nations communities.
After the four-week course officially concludes March 31, the 12 indigenous students will then attend a Pipeline Safety Training program in Terrace with Local 92 (construction and general workers union).
The training was made possible through the provincial Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund.