Northeastern school districts receive funding for skills training

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — A $12,000 allocation of funding through the Skills Training Access Grant will provide students in School District 60, School District 81 and Chalo School in Fort Nelson with more opportunity training, the B.C. Government says.According to a press release, School District 60 and School District 81 are each receiving $5,000, and Chalo School is receiving $2,000.The program is expanding this year to include the Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) sector, such as coding, and to make all school districts and independent schools – not just rural districts – eligible to apply.- Advertisement -Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm said our government is ‘working to ensure that British Columbians will be ready to participate in a strong LNG economy’ by providing skills training opportunities for in-demand jobs locally.The grants can be used for the 2015-16 school year to help pay for relocating students to communities with greater training opportunities, room and board, bringing a mobile training unit, operating skills training-specific classes, and transportation.The B.C. Government says almost 560 students have benefited from these grants to date. They were launched in March 2015.Advertisementlast_img read more