Fourteen students graduated from an eight-month employment readiness program Thursday, funded through WorkBC’s Community Workforce Grant. The program delivers certifications in Bear Aware training, food safe, first aid, H2S, confined space, and other oil and gas tickets. Students expect to find employment in the oil patch as labourers, camp attendants, and more. The group is comprised by seven different First Nations, including Doig River, Fort Nelson, and reached as far as the Yukon. Jocelyn Eisert developed the program with fellow co-ordinator Christy Jordan-Fenton, noting the newfound credentials will go a long way in supporting the students. “The strength of this program is that it has the ability to provide those resources, and have them able to be part of the economic drive in our region,” said Eisert. Pictured from left, Co-ordinator Jocelyn Eisert, students Anuedy Grullon, Kim Morrison, Alex Floris, and co-ordinator Christy Jordan-Fenton, April 22, 2021.