Removing Barriers to Employment

British Columbia's Aboriginal population is younger and growing faster than the general population and can help address the growing skilled-labour shortage. To increase the number of Aboriginal people in the skilled work force barriers need to be removed. ITA is helping to do this with:

  • Financial support, including: tuition support, funding for childcare and transportation costs, work gear, tools and equipment
  • Essential skills and Grade 11/12 equivalency training
  • Foundation training and pre-apprenticeship exposure to the trades
  • Mobile training in First Nations communities
  • Exposure to role models and peer support