Adults who are out of work and going back to school to train for jobs in new fields may get a financial boost from the Federal Government.
A three-year, 275-million dollar pilot project announced Friday morning in Saskatoon will provide 16-hundred dollars per-school-year to qualified applicants who are taking programs of at least two years in length and have been out of high school for at least ten years.
Under current Employment Insurance rules a recipient may lose their E-I benefits if they return to school or take training programs. The program called Skills Boost preserves those benefits.
The Skills Boost money is in addition to grants adult students are already getting.
The project goes into effect this fall.