Program to provide fire-protection training to 20 Aboriginals

Kamloops Daily News
November 14, 2012 01:00 AM

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.

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