Provincial grant to support Aboriginal career training program

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The Penticton Indian Band will receive a provincial grant toward an employment training program.


The Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology has added $1.8 million to the Aboriginal Training for Employment program to support aboriginal skills training to help people on their career paths.


The Penticton Indian Band has been awarded $150,000 for their Footprints to Employment program that is set to train 24 participants and will commit to finding employment for ten. The program will focus on sales and service, trades, transport and related occupations, forestry and hunting, and art, culture and recreation.


The Nicola Tribal Association in Merritt will also take an award of $150,000 in partnership with the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology to provide skills training and job placements for 15 to 20 Nlakapamux participants in Aboriginal, locally owned businesses.

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