Program in Mackenzie Improves Skills
Mackenzie, B.C.- The College of New Caledonia’s Mackenzie Campus has received a $300 thousand dollar boost for a 30 week skills training program to help Employment Insurance eligible participants.
The program will provide experience in the public works sector to help them find full time work.
The training provides classroom and field instruction at CNC’s Mackenzie campus as well as field experience with the District of Mackenzie and the McLeod Lake Indian Band’s public works departments.
The program is a benefit to participants as well as to local governments as those who take the training will have new skills they can add to their resumes, while local governments and contractors will have a crop of trained and motivated employees they can hire to step into positions with the tools they need to succeed.
Phil Rigby is one of the participants in the program and says he couldn’t pass up the opportunity ” It will allow me to expand my skills both mentally as well as physically ”
When they have completed the course, trainees will new knowledge about the maintenance and repair of buildings, roads, sidewalks, water and sewer systems as well as parks and recreation facilities.