North Coast & Nechako

Gear Up: New Careers for Women in the Northwest

Gear Up prepares women for new careers in the region. Participants take part in Indigenous cultural work, soft and essential skills training, certificates and industry training, community and employer connections, and receive supports to succeed.

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Work gear
  • Light lunch 
  • Training allowance

Regional Districts:

  • Bulkley-Nechako Regional District
  • Kitimat-Stikine Regional District
  • North Coast Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Haida Gwaii
  • Kitimat
  • Prince Rupert
  • Smithers
  • Terrace


Hecate Strait Employment Development Society, email or 250-624-9498