Indigenous training initiatives will prep trades workers

Northern Ontario Business
November 8, 2022
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada East

The province is providing $1.5 million for three Thunder Bay projects that will train Indigenous people for skilled trades work. According to the province, more than 100 Indigenous people will be served by the hands-on training and apprenticeship programs, which will prepare them for work in forestry and mining. Of the funding, $876,286 will go to two programs run by the Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS), in conjunction with the Carpenters Union Local 1669 and Confederation College. Through this program, 72 participants will learn general carpentry, as well as welding and electrical basics through classroom training and a 12-week paid work placement.

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