Trades money helps students

NANAIMO – Province provides $30,000 for students in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo is one of three school districts in the mid-Island to receive a combined $70,000 for the Youth Work in Trades program to boost trades training for young people.

Nanaimo school district received $30,000 for Youth Work in Trades, formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship, a dual-credit program that provides an opportunity for B.C. students in grades 10-12 to begin their apprenticeship journey.

The money supports school districts in placing students with local employers to attain practical experience and helps cover staffing costs to support and guide youth in securing jobs and employer sponsorship required to enter the trades apprenticeship system.