Training Initiatives For Mature Workers Available At Northern Lights College

The Targeted Initiative for Older Workers (TIOW) training in Tumbler Ridge supports B.C.͛s Community Transition Services efforts and is a direct response to the job losses that occurred due to major industry changes in this area. The residents were significantly impacted by the curtailment of their primary employers Walter Energy͛s Wolverine Mine, Teck Resources Limited͛s Quintette Mine and Anglo American͛s Peace River Coal Mine. B.C.͛s Community Transition Services team has been working closely with community leaders and service providers, including Northern Lights College to provide training opportunities, as well as support to impacted workers

TIOW is a successful cost-shared initiative between the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. The provincial and federal governments launched the TIOW program in 2007 to assist vulnerable communities that are facing labour-force adjustments due to changes in the local economy. The program provides skills training and employment support to unemployed older workers, aged 55 to 64, so they can pursue longer-term jobs, further their education or get career training. This program not only benefits program participants, but will help local employers and their region as employers gain the skilled workers they need to transform their economy. Read more.