An 18-month agreement between the First Nations Emergency Services Society and the Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nation will provide fire protection-related training for 20 Aboriginal learners.
The deal is an expansion of the Aboriginal Training for Employment Program, according to a government press release.
Under the B.C. Jobs Plan, the provincial government provides funding for community-based programs that meet Aboriginal learners' needs.
ATEP service providers deliver job-related training in essential skills and introductory trades training, along with mentoring, coaching and support through partnerships with public, private and Aboriginal-controlled training organizations around B.C.