British Columbia Investing $450,000 for Training Interior Residents Impacted by Decline in Forest Industry Jobs.

According to a British Columbia Provincial press release, the province is making provisions for up to 25 workers affected by the slump in the forestry industry to receive training and hands on work experience in asphalt paving and heavy construction. Shane Simpson, Minster of Social Development and Poverty Reduction said in the press release “we know that heavy equipment operators and similar construction positions will be in great demand over the next 10-years. The provincial government is working with industry and unions to hire trainees and provide training for new career path opportunities that will allow British Columbians to support themselves and their families.”

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