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Minister Lekstrom announces new job development programs


Photo:  Minister Blair Lekstrom speaks to a full house at the monthly Chamber of Commerce Luncheon – Adam Reaburn/Energeticcity.ca

Minister Lekstrom announced a new job development initiatives at todays Fort St. John and District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon.

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The first initiative is a training for Petroleum Field Services Entrepreneurs. This training will provide potential entrepreneurs with the skills to start their own buisness servicing oil and gas companies. The second initiative will see more women learn professional driver training. The Professional Driver Training for Women program will be a pilot training program that will tap into a non-traditional oil and gas industry labour source.

The Minister says $300,000 will be provided to help start the programs. [asset|aid=1121|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0262fe4cfd58b792b2b890712a094015-Blair – 1_1_Pub.mp3]

When asked if there will be any programs to encourage companies to hire BC Companies or workers, Blair stated that announcement would come later this week. [asset|aid=1122|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=0262fe4cfd58b792b2b890712a094015-Blair – 2_1_Pub.mp3]

The Minister will speak to the Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce on Thursday and will also make another announcement in Dawson Creek on Friday.

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