Aboriginal skills training for the technology sector
BC Government News Release
March 29, 2016
The B.C. government is investing $515,000 in a pilot training program designed to support Aboriginal digital skills development and greater participation in B.C.’s rapidly growing technology sector.
Bridging to Technology is an innovative approach and part of a larger, comprehensive strategy developed by the First Nations Technology Council that brings together key partners to create meaningful training, mentorship and job-placement opportunities.
The program is designed to enhance career development, refine digital skills, and support First Nations in British Columbia to access economic development opportunities and careers in the technology sector. The pilot program will be delivered in partnership with Seabird College, Coastal Training Centre, Microsoft, Lighthouse Labs and the All Nations Trust Company, with plans to expand to include many partners throughout B.C.