Friday, February 5, 2016

BC Gov't News

Tasty Training Opportunities

Seabird Island College to receive funds for Camp Cook and Security classes  

Ashley Stewart, BC Gov't Caucus


tudents 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.


This 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.

Quick Facts:
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 here.


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