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Increased tuition support for B.C. unemployed

Job seekers in the South Okanagan Similkameen are getting some extra help from the province.

The B.C. government has announced an increase in the tuition cap for unemployed British Columbians accessing skills training through the Employment Program of B.C. That means individuals receiving services through the YMCA WorkBC Employment Services Centre may now be eligible for up to a maximum of $7,500 in tuition funding for skills training. Previously, tuition support was capped at $4,000.

In the Okanagan Similkameen, there are areas where the need for skilled workers is growing such as hospitality, tourism, health care and manufacturing.

This change in the tuition cap will give job seekers a better opportunity to develop and upgrade their skills.

Job seekers can access WorkBC Employment Services Centres in their community, online at www.ymcaworkbc.ca or by calling 1-855-770-5627. For a complete listing of WorkBC Employment Services Centres, visit www.WorkBCCentres.ca.

 

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