New Job Training For Prince George

Prince George, BC, Canada / CKPG-TV
New Job Training For Prince George

BC’s Jobs Minister Shirley Bond has announced $650,000 in funding for 52 students in Prince George, Fort. St. James and Kelowna.
Just over $300,000 will go to the Metis Nation of BC to train 12 people to be log truck drivers and the rest will help 40 students in Prince George and Kelowna with the Cook Up program.
The log truck training will be offered through O’Brien Training. In addition, local employers including Pineview Trucking and Excavating Ltd., Marlo Logging Ltd. and K&D Logging Ltd are also providing mentorship support to students after their training.
The cook training will be done in partnership with the Royal Canadian Legion in Prince George and the Kelowna Italian Club.
In Prince George, the food prepared by students will serve veterans and their visitors; in Kelowna, the food prepared by students will serve the local women’s shelter.
This program has three training intakes; the first cohort started in October, and the second will at the end of November, with the final group starting in late January 2017.
“We are expecting nearly one million job openings in British Columbia by 2025 due to retirements and economic growth,” says Bond “Investment in skills training is essential to keep our economy diverse, strong and growing, benefiting both B.C. job seekers and employers.”

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