Applications being accepted for First Nations youth job training program

A Northern B.C. training program geared toward First Nations youth is looking for a few more recruits.

The First Nations Youth Training Program in Quesnel gives youth hands-on work experience on projects that serve as a pathway toward employment in the natural resource and hospitality industries.

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The program began Aug. 7, and applications for the five-week program are still being accepted from across B.C., with students coming as far away as Alberta to take part.

Through the program, students are trained in everything from occupational first aid to traffic control, forklift operations to resume writing and job interviewing.

“I recommend this program… it was a valuable experience and one I will not forget, and it also opened the doors to me for other occupations in the forestry industry," said Morgan Haines, who graduated from the program in 2015 and has worked with Blue Collar Silviculture since 2016.

The program is a partnership between Quesnel Employment Services and Blue Collar Silviculture, and is funded by the province. Program supporters and sponsors include West Fraser Mllls, Tolko Industries, Fountain Tire, Silva Gro Nursery, Barkerville Gold Mine, BV Electric, and Summit Camps.

"This program has been successful in prior years because of its industry involvement,” said Mark Courtney, president of Blue Collar. 

“We have received strong enthusiasm about the FNYTP from members of the trades, worksite accommodation and forestry industries, both to participate in the delivery of the program and to potentially employ the program’s participants”

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