Province Boosting Aboriginal Training Spaces

Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 15:56



The NDP government is outlining how it intends to spend $4.2 million in new money for Aboriginal education and skills training.


The funding was earmarked in last week’s provincial budget.


Most of it is headed to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies.


Among other things, the funds will help the SIIT create 100 new seats in trades training, and another 80 seats for Adult Basic Education on reserves.


Spokesman Randell Morris says the demand for education opportunities on reserves is very high — and the institution will now try to alleviate some of that pressure.


Morris says the institution is grateful for the government help it’s been getting in recent months — nothing the school has been essentially ignored by all provincial governments until just recently.