01/08/2015 12:41 EST | Updated 03/10/2015 05:59 EDT

Stephen Harper, Jason Kenney to make announcement in B.C.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Employment Minister Jason Kenney are scheduled to make an announcement at a trade school in Delta, B.C., today. will carry it live at 1:30 p.m. ET.

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The Conservative government announced in last year's federal budget an apprenticeship loan program, which it said would give up to $4,000 in interest-free loans per period of technical training for apprentices in a Red Seal trade. The government has promoted the loans recently in television ads.