Opening doors for Indigenous opportunities – The Daily Courier

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201997 Views

It’s all about creating opportunities and opening doors.

On Tuesday, the Okanagan Training Development Council and the Industry Training Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to support Indigenous apprentices and tradespeople.

“There are always barriers with First Nations,” said Raf DeGuevara, chairman of the Okanagan Training Development Council.

“That’s why a lot more preparation needs to be done. It starts in high school, for sure, getting Indigenous youth interested in apprenticeships and the trades.”

The authority plans to offer tailored plans for Indigenous apprentices and tradespeople.

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