Skills funded

Students in the North Okanagan-School District will have an opportunity to take skills, technical and trade training.

Students in the North Okanagan-School District will have an opportunity to take skills, technical and trade training.

The district is receiving a $5,000 skills training access grant from the provincial government.

“This grant will give a boost to Shuswap students by providing more opportunities as they pursue training in the skilled trades or the information and communications technologies sector,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA.

The program is expanding this year to include the information and communications technologies sector, such as coding.

“We will be purchasing essential hand and power tools that will allow us to start a rotating trades sampler program in our district,” said Mark Marino, North Okanagan-Shuswap career supervisor.