First Nations in northeast B.C. will receive a $390,000 investment from the B.C. government to help participants build skills and explore careers in environmental stewardship and natural resource development. The Environmental Technology Access Program is open to members from McLeod Lake, Nak’azdli Whut’en, Nadleh Whut’en, Saik’uz Stellat’en, Takla Lake, Tl’azt’en and Yekooche First Nations. In a partnership between the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association, the training will prepare up to 15 participants for employment in the natural resource sectors or post-secondary education in the environmental resource technology program.
By Barbara Geernaert