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Mature Workers training to rejoin the workforce receive Government Support

Ten mature workers in Williams Lake are receiving the training they need to re-enter the workforce, thanks to more than $86,000 from the provincial and federal governments to Horton Ventures Inc.

MLA Donna Barnett, on behalf of the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Responsible to Labour Shirley Bond, of says she wanted to give encouragement to the students.

“The Ministry has put $168,000 into the target initiative for older workers. Learning is a life experience. There’s new opportunities out there and from time to time people would like to get on with a different type of occupation. This is a great opportunity for them to get the skills that they need to move on with their lives.”

Barnett says the provincial and federal government’s extension of the Targeted Initiatives for Older Workers (TIOW) program means more mature workers in the community will be able to re-enter the workforce, which is good news for residents and their families, as well as employers.

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Today’s additional funding announced by the governments allows Horton Ventures Inc. to extend their Value in Experienced Older Worker training to June 30, 2017.

The 10 students at Horton Ventures in Williams Lake will graduate on May 5, 2017.  Ten students are also taking the program in 100 Mile House.

(With Files from Government of British Columbia)

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