Friday, February 5, 2016
Tasty Training Opportunities
Seabird Island College to receive funds for Camp Cook and Security classes
Ashley Stewart, BC Gov't Caucus
across British Columbia are receiving the training they need for
jobs in their communities, thanks to the federal and provincial
partnership under the Canada Job Fund.
includes $108,874 for two Project-Based Training (PBT) programs
offered at Seabird College: $94,648 for a Camp Cook Training program
and $14,226 for a Basic Security Training program.
These two programs are now underway with training expected to finish
by the end of February 2016. They are part of a total investment of
more than $10.4 million in 46 training programs benefitting British
Columbians across the province thanks to the Canada-B.C. Job Fund
Agreement under the Employer-Sponsored Training stream.
"Targeted skills training provides students with job-ready skills to
access quality careers in B.C.," Chilliwack-Hope MLA Laurie Throness
said. "I really appreciate UFV Trades and Technical Centre working
with Seabird to put on these high-quality programs - I've tasted the
results, and they are great!"
These skills training programs support B.C.'s regional labour market
demands and provide opportunities to youth, women, Indigenous
people, immigrants and other eligible participants to receive
training as well as industry recognized certificates or credentials.
• In the next decade, B.C. will see nearly one million job openings
due to retirements and economic growth. Almost 8/10 of these
openings will require post-secondary education or trades training.
• The B.C. government invests more than $7.5 billion each year in
education and training.
• Over the next 10 years, the B.C. government will redirect $3
billion in training investments towards these in-demand jobs.
To learn more about the Canada Job Fund, visit
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