Description of Program/Initiative

Programs to support Aboriginal people who want to enter and succeed in skilled trades. Programs offer a range of pre-apprenticeship trades training, including: trades exploration/bridging, Foundation technical training, essential skills, job search and employment supports. Programs serve both urban and rural Aboriginal people, and many programs are offered within Aboriginal Communities.

Location Description

North Coast, Vancouver Island-Coast, Lower Mainland, Cariboo, North East. A mobile Bridging to Trades Program can be offered across the province using two trailer.

Eligibility Requirements

Meeting requirements outlined in RFP and contracts.
Eligibility: - Unemployed and have not collected or been eligible for Employment Insurance (EI) over the past three years (or five years for receipt of maternity/parental benefits); or - Employed individuals working equal to or less than 20 hours per week, in which case, an individual is considered Unemployed. An individual who is working for no wages (i.e. volunteering) is not considered employed. All participants must also meet the following requirements: - legally entitled to work in Canada; - living in BC; - not a full-time post-secondary student; - not a high school student; and, - not participating in another Canada-British Columbia Job Fund Agreement-funded program.

Resource Details:

Workforce Development
Select locations only.
$2.5M
Exclusively targets Aboriginal people.
Fiscal Year Potential for renewal.
Training programs are free to registered participants and include additional supports for work gear, transportation, and other related training costs. Additional grants and tax credits available for continuing with Apprenticeship training and workplace based learning.
Intakes and focus of training can vary depending on timing and location of delivery agent.
2018
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