Sick of the transit Referendum?

So this nonsense with the transit referendum is almost over. See my column to read why I say, "Vote Yes, then Vote No".

See my column in the Business in Vancouver, but you will have to scroll to the bottom.

https://www.biv.com/living-working/livingworking-march-27-2015/

Or see it here.

www.troymedia.com/2015/03/27/metro-vancouvers-transit-plan-doesnt-need-a-referendum/

Also, if you did not hear me on News 1130, then you can do the next best thing and read what I had to say.

www.news1130.com/2015/03/31/vote-yes-for-transit-no-for-politicians-and-pointless-plebiscite-business-leader/

So where are all those high tech jobs anyways?

We hear lots about the booming high tech industry, but where are all those jobs, and what if you aren't into high tech? Well, don't worry, there are jobs aplenty, and not always in what you think. See my column http://www.troymedia.com/2015/03/09/where-the-tech-jobs-are/

ASET Holders in BC

One of the key questions I got at the BC Truck Loggers Convention in Victoria last week was who are the local Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training organizations, as these are the best groups to partner with to train and employ Aboriginal people in BC.

There are 16 of these ASETS in BC. See the list below.

Coast Salish Employment and Training Society

·      CSETS

·      Serves Southern Vancouver Island

·     http://csets.com

 

Nuu-chah-nulth Employment & Training Program

·      NETP

·      Severs Western Vancouver Island

·     www.nuuchahnulth.org/tribal-council/netb.html

 

North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society

·      NVIATS

·      Serves Northern Vancouver Island and Coast

·     www.nviats.com

 

First Nations Employment Society

·      FNES

·      Serves Greater Vancouver and Sunshine Coast

·      www.fnes.ca

 

Sto:Lo Aboriginal Skills, Employment & Training

·      SASET

·      Serves Fraser Valley

·      www.saset.ca

 

Okanagan Training & Development Council

·      OTDC

·      Serves Okanagan

·      www.otdc.org

 

Ktunaxa Nation Council Employment and Training

·      KNC

·      Serves Kootenays

·     www.ktunaxa.org/careers/training-job-search/

 

Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society

·      ACCESS

·      Serves urban Aboriginal people in Greater Vancouver

·      www.accessfutures.com

 

Mid-Coast First Nations Training Society

·      MCFNTS

·      Serves the mid-coast region of Bella Bella

·      cstarr@bellebella.net

 

Shuswap Nation Tribal Council

·      SNTC

·      Serves the Shuswap region

·      www.shuswapnation.org

 

Cariboo Chilcotin Aboriginal Training & Education Society

·      CCATEC

·      Serves the Cariboo Chilcotin

·      www.ccatec.com

 

Northeast Native Advancing Society

·      NENAS

·      Serves the Northeast

·      www.nenas.org

 

Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association

·      PGNAETA

·      Serves north central BC

·      www.pgnaeta.bc.ca

 

Nisga’a Employment Skills & Training

·      NEST

·      Serves the Nisga’a Territory in the Northwest

·     www.nisgaanation.ca/employment-resources

 

TRICORP

·      TriCorp

·      Serves the Northwest

·      www.tricorp.ca

 

MNBC

Métis Nation British Columbia

·      MNBC

·      Serves the Métis people across BC

·     www.mnbc.ca/ministries/employment-training-introduction

 

 

 

What Will Drive the BC Economy in 2015?

What is the key economic driver for the BC economy in 2015? LNG? Oil? Interest Rates? China? Forestry? The dollar? Well it may not be what you think, but it should, because it hasn't changed in years.

See my article in the Trail Daily Record

http://issuu.com/blackpress/docs/i20150102050401180/6

Or at Troy Media

http://www.troymedia.com/2014/12/29/what-will-drive-the-bc-economy-in-2015/

 

 

BC's Unemployment Rate: The Good The Bad and The Ugly

While the rate currently stands at 6%, far too many people are still looking for work

 

If the B.C economy has recovered, why are still too many people looking for work?

 

Read more in Business in Vancouver, or at Troy Media http://www.troymedia.com/2014/07/21/bcs-unemployment-rate-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly/

Bursaries: New Relationship Trust

The New Relationship Trust Foundation is pleased to offer the second call for Bursaries for Certificate, Diploma and/or Trades to interested and eligible BC First Nations students.

This Call for submissions is open for Certificate, Diploma and/or Trades bursaries @ $2,000 each

Applications containing all required supporting documents must be received at the New Relationship Trust office by 12:00pm (noon) on Thursday, September 18, 2014, or emailed to bursary@nrtf.ca 

For more details see: http://www.newrelationshiptrust.ca/downloads/nrtf-second-call-bursary-2014-15.pdf

The Secret to Winning A Government Contract

Here is an article I wrote, after a defense industry trade show in Ottawa.

 

As a B.C. business, do you want to know the secret to accessing the billions of dollars in annual defense industry purchases?

For the entire article, click here at Troy Media: http://www.troymedia.com/2014/06/09/the-secret-to-winning-a-government-contract/