C2R2 announces national project to support workforce development in Indigenous, rural communities

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The Canadian Colleges for a Resilient Recovery (C2R2) has unveiled a new national project, which aims to support workforce development in Indigenous and rural communities across Canada. The Resilient Housing and Upskilling Canada’s Communities project will provide specialized training in high-growth employment areas for up to 20 communities and 204 workers across four provinces. It will include consultation with Indigenous communities about housing opportunities and training needs, the creation of resources guiding Indigenous communities in planning and constructing housing solutions, and the development of certification and skills training for Indigenous workers in trades that are related to planning and building housing. C2R2 institutions participating in the project include the British Columbia Institute of Technology, C├ęgep de Rimouski, Mohawk College, Okanagan College, Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic. The project is funded through a $3M grant from the Government of Canada.

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