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Dan George centre for training opens.

VANCOUVER -- The Chief Dan George Centre of the VanAsep Training Society opened. It is sponsored by the First Nations Employment Society, and British Columbia Construction Association. The project enables training for at least 600 Aboriginal individuals, and guarantees a minimum of 200 apprenticeships, with an overall expectation of 300 Aboriginal people employed in long-term sustainable careers in the construction industry.

As part of the project Human Resources and Skills Development Canada will be working with a 12-member partnership consortium. Partners include the Tsawwassen First Nation, the First Nations Employment Society, the Squamish Nation, Lil'wat Nation, the Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society, the Metis Provincial Council of British Columbia, the Bc, Construction Association, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, PCL Construction Ltd., B.C. Road Builders Association, Peter Kiewit Sons Construction and Houle Electric Contractors.

The total budget for this initiative is estimated at $21.6 million, of which $7.8 million will be available from HTRSDC over the next three years through a contribution agreement. Industry partners are contributing $10 million, and $3.8 million will come from Aboriginal communities.
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Title Annotation:GENERAL; Chief Dan George Centre of the VanAsep Training Society
Publication:Community Action
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1CBRI
Date:Apr 18, 2005
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