The B.C government is responding to the need for trained workers in rural B.C by seeking proposals for industry-specific programs that will provide more skilled workers in the North Coast, Nechako, Cariboo and Kootenay regions.
It’s anticipated that B.C will have one million job openings in the next 10 years, and much of the demand will be in the Interior and northern B.C. To help meet the challenge, the Province is providing up to $500, 000 per funded project for Job-training proposals ( http://www2.news.gov.bc.ca/news_releases_2009-2013/2011JTI0083-000837.pdf ). The funding comes through the Canada/B.C. Labour Market Agreement (LMA)