Skills training is getting a boost in the Vernon and North Okanagan-Shuswap school districts.
The provincial government is providing the Vernon district with $22,500 to connect students with opportunities in skilled trades and tech training.
“There is a growing need in B.C. for workers in the skilled-trades and high- tech sectors,” said Eric Foster, Vernon-Monashee MLA.
The North Okanagan-Shuswap district will get a $17,500 grant for skills training.
“I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the province and speak with many of our students, who are saying they want the best possible chance to land their dream job,” said Greg Kyllo, Shuswap MLA.