First Nations Skills and Training

First Nations Skills and Training:

The main organizations that support First Nations education and community education or work in partnership with various community-based workers are:

  • Coast Mountain College (formerly Northwest Community College): offers much short-term training such as mining essentials and interdisciplinary training: Coast Mountain  College has a campus in the Hazeltons
  • UNBC is the University of our region; check their website to see what programs are offered in the community.  There have been many UNBC graduates from our area!
  • FNESC - the number of initiatives to support quality education: Monica Simms is GGC representative on this large board; most communities also have their own representative on this board as well; see FNESC for a complete listing
  • FN School Association: Elizabeth Williams is the local representative. All band schools are affiliated with this Association.
  • BC AFN: a strong focus on business, training and economic development 
  • National AFN: see the national website for more information:


Skills and Training:

Aboriginal Specific dollars are available via the new ASETS initiative. TRICORP officially assumes responsibility for this initiative now which is called TESTS.

The ASETs holders work with First Nation communities and band members to access relevant training especially with clients seeking working, job seekers or income assistance clients. As you can see the Northwest has the highest level of income assistance in BC so training and community-based services are in high demand!


For more information about training supports for First Nations, see below. Once the link for TRICORP or TESTS is available it will be added!


Please TRICORP for more information call 1.800.665.3201. More information will be posted, once available.

TESTS Application Checklist to get you started. 

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Education Advisor POSTING

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GGC Office Holiday Closure

The GGC office will be closed from noon Dec 21, 2018, to Jan 2, 2019, at 8 am. 

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