New Canada Wide Training Program for First Nations: Northern Aboriginal Machinery School (N.A.M.S.)

The Mining Industry shall have more First Nations tradesmen joining the workforce in the near future. The Northern Aboriginal Machinery School (N.A.M.S.) is planning to open in summer 2012 and will be a heavy duty machinery training school for First Nations students throughout Canada to prepare them for full-time employment with mining, oil and gas, and construction companies. The program will consist of training at the Portland Canal Aggregates operation at Swamp Point followed by a work experience placement. N.A.M.S. will assist students with finding meaningful employment, accessing additional training programs as necessary, and building employable skills. On the business side, N.A.M.S. will develop partnerships with employers to understand their business and labour needs and adapt the structured program to suit their specific needs.

Contact Brad Mercer-Tait for more information at 778-383-6006 or [email protected]