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Making trades training accessible in the Kootenays
Students in the Kootenays who want to learn a trade are getting a helping hand with more than $65,000 in one-time funding for 16 foundation seats in targeted trades training courses during 2013-14.
The funding will support student spaces in the College of the Rockies' electrical program at its Cranbrook campus.
Foundation training programs provide students with the basic knowledge and skills needed for entry into a particular occupation.
Students receive credit for the first-level apprenticeship training in a specific field by the Industry Training Authority once they have successfully completed the foundation program.
This is the sixth year that the provincial government has provided targeted foundation skills funding. From 2008-09 to 2013-14 the total funding for foundation skills programming is $10.3 million.