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Early Childhood Education Assistants needed in the Okanagan

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January 27, 2017 - 4:30 PM

KELOWNA – The Okanagan needs early child-care assistants so badly the government is funding training for up to a dozen people.

The Project Based Labour Market Training Program is supplying $123,000 so the YMCA of the Okanagan can put 12 people through 23 weeks of classroom and on-the-job training in partnership with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club and Sprott Shaw College, according to a Government of B.C. media release.

The release says government is funding the project with a goal to increase employment outcomes for employment insurance eligible job seekers while helping fill a labour gap for the child-care sector in the Okanagan.

Aida Trozic is taking part in the program and says it has helped her see how much she can contribute to children in the community.

"I have learned how attractive it is to become an early childhood educator assistant, as well as how to address barriers and stay focused in achieving my goals to do what I love to do. For me it is a new pathway to my future," Trozic says in the release.


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