The Invasive Species Council of British Columbia (ISCBC) learned it will receive over $550,000 from the Province’s Community and Employer Partnerships program (CEP) to provide on-site work experience to up to nine workers affected by recent mill curtailments. The nine workers will have the opportunity to gain skills and work in invasive species management and awareness in the Williams Lake, Ashcroft and Salmon Arm areas. In a press release Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction said, “Workers affected by mill curtailments have a lot of transferable skills and deserve the opportunity to put them to use. This invasive species project is a great opportunity to provide important and meaningful work for people who need it, while reducing the spread and impact of invasive species in B.C.”
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B.C. government funding invasive species training employment for curtailed mill workers