Pikangikum First Nation Builds Training Facility
McGuinty Government Investment Will Prepare Workers For New Job Opportunities
Aboriginal workers in Northwestern Ontario will soon be able to train for jobs in forestry, tourism and mining at a new education facility.
With support from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), three classrooms and a residence for instructors will be built to help about 300 individuals train for new careers. The facility will also create new employment for five people, plus local construction jobs.
- The NOHFC is providing $691,000 for this project.
- The Whitefeather Forest Training Program is a community-led initiative to help create jobs for local youth in the areas of resource-based stewardship and enterprise.
“By investing in these new training facilities, we are helping prepare young First Nation members for jobs that are expected to be created through the community's Whitefeather Forest initiatives.”
Minister Michael Gravelle
“Providing access to more education and training opportunities in remote communities will help Aboriginal workers develop the knowledge and skills necessary to find a good job closer to home.”