Job Creation Partnerships (JCP) provides hands-on skills for those seeking employment in our community. These projects are funded by the Province of BC with the LNTCFS acting as sponsor and trustee for the projects. To date, the LNTCFS has sponsored seven JCP’s and our eighth JCP is well underway. During this time, JCP participants have worked to develop and maintain a significant trail network, campsites, and a geocache program for the Lower North Thompson, as well as conducted silviculture work (tree planting and manual brushing), range management work (invasive plant control and fenceline repairs), milling and carpentry/construction of recreation site infrastructure.
Supporting a Cooperative Economy
Check out this great video produced through Interior Savings and showcasing our Milling & Carpentry Job Creation Project. The Lower North Thompson Community Forest Society gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Interior Savings Credit Union, Southern Interior Development Initiative Trust, the Ministry of Social Development, and the many groups and individuals who have contributed to making this program a success!
Unemployed? Looking for work? The 2017 Milling & Carpentry JCP is now hiring!!
To be eligible, you must be currently on EI or have received EI in the past 3 years or maternity EI in the past 5 years, and must be physically fit. The program runs from October 2017 to March 2018. For more information, contact the Barriere Employment Services Centre at (250) 672-0036.
Here is a summary of total funds provided and partnered through our JCP’s: