January 31, 2012
Provincial Government News
Jobs, Jobs, Jobs
benefit from skills training money
Released by Marc Wang, Gov't of BC Caucus
learners from Chilliwack have new opportunities for skills training
thanks to the Aboriginal Training for Employment Program (ATEP). An
investment of $489,050 will support learners from across the Fraser
Valley who are served by the Métis Nation of British Columbia.
participate in this program are given the tools they need to
succeed. The skills they learn will help empower them to become
leaders in their communities," said Chilliwack MLA John Les in a
Why this matters
participants pursue further studies and employment opportunities
in a variety of fields, such as health care assistants, chefs,
construction workers, entrepreneurs, tourism operators and many
in-class instruction, as well as hands-on learning in
laboratories or workshops, and work or volunteer experience
relevant to their training.
Job coaches are also
available to assist students with resume preparation, interview
skills, job search strategies and career planning. All programs
have Aboriginal cultural components.
investing $4 million in ATEP through the Canada-British Columbia
Labour Market Agreement.
To be eligible for
ATEP, participants must be of Aboriginal heritage, 18 years or
older, unemployed and not receiving EI benefits, or employed but
without a high school diploma.
organizations, friendship centres and First Nations offer ATEP
projects in urban and rural settings.
Under the BC Jobs
Plan, the Province is committed to providing funding for
community based delivery of programs that meet Aboriginal needs.
Since launching in
2010, over 500 Aboriginal learners throughout the province have
benefited from the program.
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