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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Aboriginal learners building job skills for the future

VANCOUVER - A community-based approach to education and training will enable Aboriginal learners in the Lower Mainland to access training that will help prepare them for further education, and develop skills for careers in the trades.

"Our investment in training opportunities for Aboriginal learners is an investment in B.C.'s success," said Minister of Advanced Education Amrik Virk. "The Aboriginal community-based training programs are a good example of how we are taking action to ensure Aboriginal learners are able to access training that puts them on the path to a great future."

In the Lower Mainland, Aboriginal learners will develop job-related skills and prepare for careers in a variety of fields. For instance, 24 participants will receive training in Residential Building Maintenance Worker and the Stó:lo Studies Certificate programs with the University of the Fraser Valley.

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Asia Pacific Gateway Skills Table wishes to acknowledge the funding support from the Sector Council Program, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada and the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Corridor Initiative led by Transport Canada.