MP John Aldag, left, and Sanjeev Nand, executive director of Langley Community Services Society. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance)

Federal funding will put Langley kids to work

A youth training program is being funded at LCSS.

Langley Community Services Society will receive more than $900,000 in federal funding to give job training and work experience to 95 local young people.

Cloverdale-Langley City MP John Aldag announced the funding Wednesday afternoon at the LCSS offices.

“Young people need a chance to show what they can do,” said Aldag.

The Skills to Success program is part of the federal government’s Youth Employment Strategy.

Skills Link projects are aimed at young people who have barriers to employment, including being single parents, Indigenous youth, people with disabilities, new Canadians, and those living in remote and rural areas.

Sanjeev Nand executive director of the LCSS, thanked Aldag.

LCSS is about to merge with Encompass. Both are local community service non-profits.