“It gives you a better perspective on what is important,” said Dick Glassford, a volunteer KEEF board member who lives in Parksville.
The program came about after Indigenous Elder Linda Jack gathered friends and community groups to help her quest to learn how to read.
Students who complete the program will learn common forestry industry terms, weigh scaling procedures and identification of commercial log species, according to NIC.
The one-year program will be offered almost entirely through digital delivery, with an option for students to attend on campus.
North Island Collage (NIC) is introducing a new nursing program to provide a bridging opportunity for people working as health care assistants to enter the second year of its practical nursing program.
“Their success is quite remarkable when you consider the challenges they have overcome over the past year,” said Jennifer Sills, manager of education abroad and the QES program at VIU.
The camp, which includes a blend of online and in-person activities, is organized by the VIU ‘su’luqw’a’ Community Cousins Aboriginal mentorship program.
The BC Training & Education Savings Grant is a $1,200 one-time grant available to children between the ages of 6-9. If it is not claimed by the time each child turns nine, the grant is no longer available.
The province said about 3,000 post-secondary students with disabilities will benefit from the additional in the programs and be assisted in training for in-demand careers.
“These short-term training projects enable people to get the training they need to get back to work and take advantage of high-demand jobs,” said Anne Kang, minister of advanced education and skills training.

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