McGuinty Government Helping Aboriginal Youth Find Successful Careers
More Aboriginal youth who are considering careers in mineral exploration and mining have new resources available to explore opportunities in the industry.
The Ontario Mineral Industry Cluster Council (OMICC) and Cambrian College of Applied Arts and Technology collaborated to produce new resource materials developed from an Aboriginal perspective. These materials aim to increase the size of the Aboriginal workforce available to the mineral industry. The new resources, launched today, identify mining-related careers and the training required for those careers. The project was originally announced on January 07, 2010. http://news.ontario.ca/mndmf/en/2010/01/new-mining-career-information-has-aboriginal-perspective.html.
- Sudbury's Cambrian College received $22,000 from the province to develop the mining career resource material on behalf of OMICC.
- The resource materials include the Earth Series print material and Mining in Mind interactive website.
- OMICC's Earth Series concept was developed after consultations with Aboriginal communities, organizations, Elders and other individuals.
- The minerals sector is the largest private sector employer of Aboriginal workers in Canada.