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$3 million drives Tsimshian skills-training programs

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Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

$3 million drives Tsimshian skills-training programs

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Edward Hill
Media Relations
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations
and Reconciliation
250 356-5831
Media Contacts
Edward Hill
Media Relations
Ministry of Aboriginal Relations
and Reconciliation
250 356-5831

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Tsimshian Skills Training Programs

Six Tsimshian First Nations have worked with government to identify the greatest training needs and opportunities for their communities. Development of the programs has been community-led and community-driven. More than 600 Tsimshian members will have received training by March 31, 2017.

Lax Kw’alaams Band –

Participants trained: 115

Programs include:

  • Environmental monitoring training
  • Marine operator training
  • Chainsaw safety and faller certification
  • Partners in trade events
  • Driver’s license training program

Metlakatla First Nation –

Participants trained: 55

Programs include:

  • Health care assistant course
  • Large transport vehicle training course
  • Air breaks training course
  • Job fair
  • Driver’s license training program

Kitsumkalum First Nation –

Participants trained: 144

Programs include:

  • Transformations and choices personal development programs
  • Life skills and time management course
  • Beginner’s driver’s license training course
  • Class 1 driver’s license training course
  • Introduction to construction course
  • Advanced first aid
  • Occupational first aid level 1
  • Basic security training
  • Millwright training
  • Cultural field trips
  • First Nations financial fitness course
  • Bridge watchman course
  • Building service worker levels 1 & 2

Kitselas First Nation –

Participants trained: 116

Programs include:

  • Essential skills programs
  • English and math upgrading
  • Construction craft worker level 1
  • Environmental stewardship training
  • Occupational first aid level 1
  • Basic security training
  • Workplace hazardous materials information system (online)
  • Transportation of dangerous goods (online)
  • Construction safety training (online)
  • Pipeline construction safety training (online)
  • Job fair
  • First Nations financial fitness course
  • Driver’s license training program

Gitg’at First Nation –

Participants trained: 93

Programs include:

  • Environmental monitoring training
  • Professional firefighter training
  • Technology training
  • Tutoring services

Gitxaala First Nation –

Participants trained:90

Programs include:

  • Introduction to trades training
  • Essential skills upgrading and tutoring
  • Computer skills training
  • Driver’s license training program

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