Work force training simplified

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation just launched a regional business training calendar.

The Lower Columbia Initiatives Corporation (LCIC) just launched an online calendar that will make it easier for businesses in the area to find professional development opportunities.

The LCIC’s Regional Business Training Calendar will connect organizations running training programs with local businesses in the area, all through one accessible interface.

The calendar was developed after the LCIC saw a need to simplify development and training for businesses in the area.

Both the Business Retention and Expansion project that the LCIC completed in 2013, and the Regional Skills Training Plan 2013-2020 developed by Selkirk College and College of the Rockies, identified work force development and training as an area that needed some attention.

“A lot of the businesses felt like they were a little overwhelmed with the … business training happening through a whole bunch of organizations,” says Terry Van Horn, LCIC’s economic development coordinator.

Organizations that provide work force training in the area will add their upcoming courses to the calendar, which is posted not only on the LCIC website, but is also embedded on the websites of participating organizations.

Van Horn says Selkirk College, Community Future, and the Skills Centre have all embedded the calendar on their website.

“It’s a great start to be able to support local businesses, and that’s what LCIC is here to do,” says Van Horn. “To help [so] that they can get the training and the education that they themselves and their employees require to make sure that their labour force is as skilled as possible.”

Van Horn also hopes the calendar will cut down on any overlap in the training being offered, and identify any gaps that need to be filled.

 

Just Posted

Vigil re-affirms belief in peace, acceptance in wake of New Zealand massacre

Nearly 100 show up for solemn event at Mir Centre for Peace

Police bust drug operation in Castlegar

Man charged, will go to court in August

Zoning mix-up nixes Shoreacres property sale

Man says the RDCK’s listings online don’t match his property’s official zoning

Castlegar coach receives Basketball BC honour

Cheryl Closkey recognized for 50 years of volunteering

Application deadline approaching for Castlegar-Embetsu exchange program

Student exchange program sees students travel to Japan every other year.

Truck driver in fatal Broncos crash sentenced to eight years

Judge Inez Cardinal told court in Melfort, Sask., that Sidhu’s remorse and guilty plea were mitigating factors

Fierce feline spotted as ‘aggressor’ in face off with coyote in B.C. backyard

North Vancouver resident Norm Lee captures orange cat versus coyote in backyard showdown

Wilson-Raybould to reveal more details, documents on SNC-Lavalin affair

Former attorney general has written to the House of Commons justice committee

Anti-discrimination group wants to map offenders with cross-Canada hate atlas

Morgane Oger Foundation issues call for volunteers to help build Canadian Atlas of Populist Extremism

Kater to launch ridesharing service in Vancouver by end of month

The Surrey-based company got its permits from the Vancouver Taxi Association

Second case of measles reported in the B.C. Interior

Case is connected to an earlier measles case in 100 Mile House

Cheetahs will not prosper in Creston: Permit rejected for two big cats

Earl Pfeifer owns two cheetahs, one of which escaped in December 2015

GM announces jobs, electric vehicle after Trump criticism

The company says it will spend $300 million at its plant in Orion Township

Most Read