It’s the first of its kind in BC.

The Trades Exploration Program in Prince George was developed to help underemployed and unemployed individuals with brain injuries explore the world of trade careers.

Whether it be an occupation as a carpenter, automotive service technician, a professional cook, or anything else through the respective field of work, people in the program will be able to gain the skills required, as well as obtain entry into those industries.

Industry Training Authority and Prince George Brain Injured Group partnered with the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment and Training Association, as well as CNC, to fund and deliver the innovative 12-week pilot program.

Eight individuals were selected through PGBIG from the Northern Interior and will be participating in the program at the college. The program got underway back in March, and by the end of June, students will have completed 60 hours in each of carpentry, automotive service technician, and professional cook as well as first aid and food safe certifications.