News

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.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Teacher strike cheques in the mail
 
Rotary connector trail extension enhances Rails to Trails project
 
Pay more for Columbia River, minister tells U.S.
One last holdup on B.C. railway tracks
 
First snow fall of the year
 
Elkford’s Western Financial Group celebrates its customers
My conversation with LoRae Blackmore
 
Prince Rupert council candidates face the public at first forum
 
Close-up: Addressing root causes of crime

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Apr 3 edition online now. Browse the archives.