Funding has been allocated in support of trades training for Indigenous participants. The Province is providing $300, ooo to the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association, to train up to 44 participants, from Lheidli T’enneh First Nation and McLeod Lake Indian Band. Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation Scott Fraser says “Driving and other fundamental skills open new doors for education and employment for Indigenous people.” The programs are being delivered in Prince George.
British Columbia is also investing $244,000 to support up to 36 members from the Haisla Nation in receiving graduated driver’s licence training. Another 14 participants will have access to education upgrading courses with a focus on literacy. Training is being delivered by the Kitimat Valley Institute in both Kitimat and Kitamaat Village.