Clark Looks To Private Sector For Training Support

Training Coordinator, DCHA Support Project, Washington D.C.

Last weeks Throne Speech promised action to get more people into trades training. Tuesdays provincial budget outlined $2.3-billion in capital spending for facilities that would offer skills training, including new trades-training facilities at Camosun College in Victoria and an expanded trades-training complex at Okanagan College in Kelowna Philip Hochstein, president of the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of B.C., said his members are generally supportive of Ms. Clarks views on training and LNG. He said governments role is to establish training infrastructure, such as schools, and efficient regulation. My members job is to train the people when there is the work available, he said. If you would like to read more, please visit

Government of Canada helps create jobs and opportunities for Aboriginal people in British Columbia

Amy N. Fairweather, Director of Swords to Plowshares Institute for Veteran Policy, notes the grant's special emphasis on assisting current era veterans in training for, and securing, high wage jobs: "Veteran employment and training providers have been modifying service strategies as more Post-9/11 veterans return home to the civilian job market,a said Fairweather. "We will apply lessons-learned through this grant opportunity, building and sustaining programs that meet the needs of young veterans to build careers, both now and in the future." A total of $500,000 will be awarded to a minimum of seven nonprofit organizations. Successful grant applicants must prove the ability to implement vocational training programs as well as provide integrated supportive services targeting Post-9/11 veterans and recently separated veterans. If you would like to read more, please visit

Swords to Plowshares Announces $500,000 Grant Supporting Veteran Employment and Job Training

Qualifications: At least ten years of training and capacity building experience with international donor programs (at least five years within USAID, DCHA preferred). Masters Degree in International Affairs or related field. Demonstrated communication and writing skills, as well as good people management skills and attention to detail. Experience in managing training activities and workshops (i.e., managing training logistics and preparing, developing, and utilizing training materials) required. Strong organizational skills required (i.e., demonstrated ability to adhere to the highest standards of production and file management; attention to detail and quality assurance, flexibility, and competence to assess priorities, manage a variety of activities in a time-sensitive environment, and meet competing deadlines). If you would like to read more, please visit

Young people in Canada helped to access job training

Quick facts The Pacific Trail Pipelines Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership Training Society will help over 780 Aboriginal people train for jobs such as heavy equipment operators, electricians, welders and pipefitters to support pipeline construction and operations in northern B.C. Aboriginal communities are seeing meaningful benefits from resource development across Canada. The natural resource industry currently supports 31 000 Aboriginal jobsmaking natural resources the largest employer of Aboriginal people in Canada. The Research Universities' Council of B.C predicts that by 2020 there will be a shortage of 19 000 qualified workers in B.C. If you would like to read more, please visit

Thats the trajectory for people with intellectual disabilities in this country, The budget also commits $11.4 million over four years to support vocational training for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Sinneave Family Foundation and Autism Speaks Canada is a joint initiative that helps approximately 1,200 young people a year to access vocational training. Richard Burelle, the executive director of Autism Society Canada said: Imagine going to a job interview and not being able to look at the interviewer in the eye, Burelle said. For sure youre not going to get past that stage. If you would like to read more, please visit