The program has been developed as a partnership between Workforce Development Consulting Services of Northern B.C. and will be taking place between Nov. 22 and Dec. 10 (AP Photo / Gerry Broome)

The program has been developed as a partnership between Workforce Development Consulting Services of Northern B.C. and will be taking place between Nov. 22 and Dec. 10 (AP Photo / Gerry Broome)

New skills training program starts on Nov. 22 in Kitimat

The training program will get residents trained in skills identified as the most sought after in northwest B.C.

A new free trades training program is happening in Kitimat, developed as a partnership between Workforce Development Consulting Services of Northern B.C. and will be taking place between Nov. 22 and Dec. 10.

The training program will help get residents trained in the skills that have been identified as the most sought after in northwest B.C.

This new program is currently open for applications and can be done through Aspect Safety’s website. Participants will receive certificate training in rough terrain forklift operation, WHMIS, lock out/tag out, aerial boom lift operation, fall protection, counterbalance forklift operation, scissor lift operations and trades sampling and job prep among others.

Participants in the program will also get a $200 work boot allowance.

This is not the first program that has been run, as Aspect Safety ran a similar program in 2021 that was called Aspect Kickstart. That program trained 140 under and unemployed people across northwest B.C.