Training Opportunities for Métis

TransCanada BC has provided some information on training opportunities in BC that Métis people may want to be aware of.

Funding is available and you can find application forms at the bottom of this post.

Training Opportunities:

Western Region (extending approximately from Queen Charlotte Island to Houston, B.C.)

  •  Partnership with Northwest Community College (NWCC)

Students can access bursaries in:

  • NWCC skilled trades courses. Trades Bursary Form is attached and a listing of trades courses is available at: https://www.nwcc.bc.ca/programs-courses/explore-our-programs/trades-rewarding-careers. For questions regarding Trades Bursaries, contact NWCC’s Cindy Gagnon, Ph. 250.638.5477 or email cgagnon@nwcc.bc.ca.
  • NWCC Workforce Training Continuing Studies courses. A calendar of the course schedule, as well as the Workforce Bursary Application form are attached. Upcoming courses in the west include:
  • Occupational First Aid (OFA) Level 1
    • TERRACE Jul 11 (2015)- (Sa) 8:30-5pm
    • HAZELTON Jul 11 (2015) – (Sa) 8:30-5pm
    • SMITHERS Jul 18 (2015) – (Sa) 8:30-5pm
    • TERRACE Aug 15 (2015) – (Sa) 8:30-5pm
    • RUPERT Aug 22 (2015)- (Sa) 8:30-5pm
  • Transportation Endorsement
    • HAZELTON Jul 12 (2015) – (Su) 8:30-5pm
    • TERRACE Aug 16 (2015) – (Su) 8:30-5pm
  • Red Cross Standard First Aid
    • TERRACE Jul 25-26 (2015) – (Sa/Su) 8:30-5:30pm
  • ENFORM Level 1 Chainsaw
    • HAZELTON Jul 6-8 (2015) – (Mo-We) 8:30-5:30pm
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    • HAZELTON Jul 9 (2015) – (Th) 1-6pm
    • TERRACE Jul 31 (2015) – (Fr) 1-6pm
  • WHMIS
    • HAZELTON Jul 9 (2015)- (Th) 8:30-12:30pm
    • TERRACE Jul 31 (2015) – (Fr) 8:30-12:30pm
  • Traffic Control Flagging
    • HAZELTON Jul 18-19 (2015) – (Sa/Su) 8:30-5:30pm
  • H2S Alive
    • TERRACE Jul 11 (2015)- (Sa) 8:30-5:30pm
    • TERRACE Aug 28 (2015) – (Fr) 8:30-5:30pm
  • Bear Awareness
    • TERRACE Aug 11 (2015) – (Tu) 8:30-5:30pm 
  • Food Safe Level 1
    • TERRACE Jul 18 (2015)- (Sa) 8:30-5:30pm
    • TERRACE Aug 22 (2015)- (Sa) 8:30-5:30pm 
  • Forklift Operator
    • TERRACE Jul 28-30 (2015)
  • Specialized Chainsaw Safety
    • TERRACE Jul 8 (2015) – (We) 8:30-5:30pm
    • TERRACE Aug 26 (2015) – (We) 8:30-5:30pm
  • World Host Fundamentals (Customer Service Skills)
    • TERRACE Aug 8 (2015)- (Sa) 8:30-5:30pm
  • Instructional Skills Workshop
    • TERRACE Jul 21-24 (2015) – (Tu-Fr) 9-4pm
  • Airbrakes Endorsement
    • KITIMAT Jul 14-16 (2015)
  • Building Service Worker Level 2
    • TERRACE Jul 24-26 (2015)
  • Fall Protection
    • RUPERT Jul 11 (2015) – (Sa) 8:30-4:30pm

For questions on bursaries for the above listed Workforce Training Continuing Studies courses, contact NWCC’s Haley Thickett, Ph. 250.635.6511 ext. 5361 or email hthickett@nwcc.bc.ca.

Central B.C. (extending approximately from Burns Lake to Mackenzie)

Through TransCanada’s partnership with the College of New Caledonia, bursaries are available in the college’s trades programs which are listed here: http://www.cnc.bc.ca/programs-courses/trades.htm.

Eastern B.C.

To be advised

Forms

[ilink url=”http://bcmetis.com/wp-content/uploads/NWCC-Trades-Bursary-Forum-3.pdf” style=”download”]Click here to download a PDF version of the NWCC Trades Bursary Assistance[/ilink]

[ilink url=”http://bcmetis.com/wp-content/uploads/NWCC-Workforce-Training-Bursary-Fund-Application-Form-3.pdf” style=”download”]Click here to download a PDF version of the NWCC Workforce Training Bursary Application[/ilink]

[ilink url=”http://bcmetis.com/wp-content/uploads/Skills-Training-and-Education-Brochure-Feb-2015-4.pdf” style=”download”]Click here to download a PDF version of the TransCanada Skills and Education Training Brochure[/ilink]

[ilink url=”http://bcmetis.com/wp-content/uploads/WTCS-2014-15-calendar-FINAL-and-WEB.pdf” style=”download”]Click here to download a PDF version of the NWCC Workforce Training Calendar[/ilink]

 

 

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