Increased tuition support for unemployed workers in Lower North Thompson

The B.C. Government has announced an increase in the tuition cap for unemployed British Columbians

Barriere WorkBC

For people living in the Lower North Thompson who are looking for work, we’ve got some good news!

The B.C. Government has announced an increase in the tuition cap for unemployed British Columbians accessing skills training through the Employment Program of BC.

That means individuals receiving services through the Barriere WorkBC Employment Services Centre may now be eligible to receive up  to a maximum of $7,500 in tuition funding for skills training.

Previously, tuition support was capped at $4,000.

This change in the tuition cap will give people looking for work in this community  a better opportunity to develop and upgrade their skills.

We’re committed to working with our clients to make sure they have the support and skills that they need find jobs and take advantage of identified labour market needs such as Trades, including, but not limited to, Heavy Equipment Operating and Welding.

The Employment Program of BC, launched in April 2012, is designed to offer a full suite of employment programs to all unemployed British Columbians, including specialized populations, while ensuring quick and easy access through a single door.

In this community, there are areas where the need for skilled workers is growing, especially in the trades and logging industry.

If you’re unemployed and looking for work, you are invited you to visit the Barriere WorkBC Employment Service Centre at 4629 Barriere Town Road.

For a complete listing of WorkBC Employment Services Centres, visit www.WorkBCCentres.ca.