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COTR to receive major funding

The College of the Rockies will receive $612,681 as part of the one-time $10 million investment from the Province to help 16 public post-secondary institutions provide skills training and prepare workers for jobs in their regions.

The investment will help post-secondary institutions train workers for the current job market and meet local labour demands by connecting workers with job opportunities in their regions.

“I’m happy the Province has recognized the East Kootenays as a pillar of trades development in British Columbia with this funding. We expect to see an increase of 104,600 trades jobs over the course of the next ten years and through initiatives like these, we’ll be successful in filling them,” said East Kootenay MLA Bill Bennett.

The funding, made available through the Canada–British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement.

Over the next decade, British Columbia is projected to have over one million job openings. This funding will help train workers to fill these job openings and keep our communities and economies strong.

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