Westbank First Nation
Westbank First Nation and Okanagan Training Development Council support First Nation clients to enter in to further training or sustainable employment by offering support and funding opportunities. In the past year 32 WFN members accessed services and approximately 80 First Nations off reserve accessed various funding opportunities. Supports consisted of supporting Trades, Business Administration, Health Care and short-term training in Safety Tickets, flagging, security guard and work supplies.
The past year has been busy organizing training programs to deliver group training. A partnership was established with WFN, OTDC, Okanagan College and BC Hydro to deliver the Construction Craft Program on reserve and at Okanagan College. There were 13 students who graduated successfully. During the program, the students had opportunity to work with Habitat for Humanity, completing a duplex for a family to move into. It was a great volunteer opportunity for them and since the completion of the program most of the students are now employed with various construction companies....
Read our entire annual report in the: OTDC Annual Report 2016/17