The BC Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA) will close due to Funding Shortage
CNW reports that although the BC AMTA has been successful in the last two and a half years of operation in training Aboriginal people for an employment in the mining industry in BC, it now will probably have to close its doors due to a shortage of funding.
"Our model has combined skills training with individualized support and coaching for every candidate, reflecting the different learning needs and realities of our Aboriginal population," Sterritt said. "Industry has demonstrated its support for the BC AMTA model through commitments for 650 jobs and more than $12 million in in-kind contributions. And, while this satisfies stated federal funding requirements, we have yet to receive confirmation of government support. Unfortunately, we can't have one source of funding without the other." […]Senior management will continue to search for funding until the end of July.