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Young Leaders Build Skills to Build a Better Toronto Region

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2019 – Trust is shifting away from traditional institutions and leaders, and skills essential for the future are getting an overhaul. But preparing our region’s diverse young leaders to take on a new leadership mantle needs to happen in lockstep. That’s why over 150 rising leaders from across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) participated […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201915 Views

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Enbridge Gas presents cheque to Skills Ontario, continues support for the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Initiatives program

Ontario (November 15, 2019) – Earlier this week, Ian Howcroft, Chief Executive Officer of Skills Ontario met with Ken McCorkle, Manager of Indigenous Affairs at Enbridge Gas and Malini Giridhar, VP of Business Development and Regulatory at Enbridge Gas, and was presented with a $20,000 cheque to go towards Skills Ontario programming to provide the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 18, 201924 Views

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National Screen Institute announces Directors Guild of Canada as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of three-year agreement

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is proud to welcome the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) as Indigenous Training Programs Partner, part of a new three-year partnership. The partnership supports the delivery of training programs NSI New Northern Voices, NSI IndigiDocs and CBC New Indigenous Voices, presented by NSI, and includes boot camp sessions […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201938 Views

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NL Government: Provincial Government Launches The Way Forward on Workforce Development

November 15, 2019 The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, today launched The Way Forward on Workforce Development – the Provincial Government’s plan for strengthening the province’s workforce and supporting a productive, knowledge-based economy. Minister Mitchelmore was joined by the Honourable Brian Warr, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201931 Views

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Ontario to spend additional $2.5 million for skills training – Canadian HR Reporter

‘We have to erase the stigma and let people know these are well-paying jobs’ Ontario has announced it will increase spending on its Pre-Apprenticeship Training program by $2.5 million this year to give an additional 200 people exposure to jobs in the skilled trades. The move will help address the looming problem that Ontario’s economy […]

by ahnationtalk on November 12, 201927 Views

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Ontario Increasing Investments in Skilled Trades

Government to Spend Additional $2.5M to Boost Exposure to Good Careers November 8, 2019 TORONTO — Ontario’s Government is tackling shortages in the skilled trades by announcing $20.8 million in spending to attract more people to the trades and boost Ontario’s skilled workforce. The Government will increase spending on Ontario’s Pre-Apprenticeship Training program by $2.5 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201927 Views

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Your Place’ training and employment program for women surpasses 1,000 applicants – LNG Canada

Nov 6, 2019 Goal to double percentage of women working in construction trades on LNG Canada project VANCOUVER, B.C.— Response has far exceeded expectations to LNG Canada and its prime contractor, JGC Fluor’s YOUR PLACE workforce development program for women aimed at attracting, recruiting, training, supporting and employing women to work in the construction trades […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 201934 Views

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Canadian Armed Forces wants more visible minorities, Indigenous people in military – Straight.com

November 6th, 2019 Maj. Alexandre Munoz says that the Canadian Armed Forces is marching toward its goal of increasing diversity among its ranks. “We’re heading there,” Munoz, a public-affairs officer with the military’s recruiting group, told the Georgia Straight by phone while aboard HMCS St. John’s. The frigate is on its annual Great Lakes deployment, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 201925 Views

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Launch of FutureReadyWabanaki

06 November 2019 FREDERICTON (GNB) – An initiative has been launched to help Indigenous university students become job-ready while supporting employers in finding and recruiting qualified employees. FutureReadyWabanaki was established as a partnership involving the provincial government and the province’s four publicly funded universities. It follows the provincewide model of FutureReadyNB, which was created earlier […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201931 Views

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Province Launches Manitoba Skills Strategy Survey

November 6, 2019 Strategy to Ensure Manitobans Have the Skills, Talent and Knowledge for Thriving Economy: Eichler The province has launched the Manitoba Skills survey as part of its strategy to ensure Manitobans have the right skills, talent and knowledge to build a thriving economy, Economic Development and Training Minister Ralph Eichler announced today. “This […]

by ahnationtalk on November 6, 201926 Views

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Celebrating skilled trades during Apprenticeship Recognition Month

VICTORIA – From Nov. 4 to 30, 2019, B.C.’s apprentices are being recognized as their contributions and success in building and maintaining thriving communities throughout the province are acknowledged. The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed November as Apprenticeship Recognition Month. Throughout the month, the Industry Training Authority (ITA) will highlight the many roles that apprentices play in […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 201924 Views

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IRC: Dates for Advanced Financial Practices

October 31, 2019 Advanced Financial Practices A partnership between IRC and the GNWT Municipal and Community Affairs (MACA), the Community Government Finance Program is to assist community government staff to develop knowledge and skills in the finance field as it relates to community government responsibilities, and is offered by Crowe MacKay LLP. https://www.maca.gov.nt.ca/en/services/community-government-finance-training-program Click on […]

by pmnationtalk on November 1, 201934 Views

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AB Government: Building Alberta’s skilled workforce

More Alberta students will gain valuable hands-on skilled trades experience and education as government increases funding to connect students with in-demand jobs. The Government of Alberta will triple the amount of annual funding to CAREERS: The Next Generation to more than $6 million a year by 2022-23, providing 6,000 students with paid internships and skilled […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 201937 Views

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Skawahlook First Nation project stalled after province redirects funds – CBC

‘They’re ripping the Band-Aid off one wound and slapping it on another,’ says Skawahlook program leader Oct 28, 2019 The Skawahlook First Nation in Agassiz, B.C. will not be able to expand trails in a local park — and it blames the B.C. government for pulling funds. Up to a dozen Indigenous youth were set […]

by ahnationtalk on October 28, 201926 Views

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Trainers from Firefighters Without Borders Headed to Lac Seul First Nations this Month to Educate Residents on Fire Prevention & Ensure All Residents Have A Working Smoke Alarm

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Oct. 16, 2019  – Firefighters Without Borders (FWB) has partnered with the Lac Seul Fire and Emergency Services to help improve fire safety in the Northern First Nation Community of Lac Seul, located near Sioux Lookout, Ontario, as part of Fire Prevention Month (month of October). FWB has enlisted Chris Miller and Jeff […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201945 Views

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MOU Signing with the Southern Chiefs Organization

The First Nations Tax Commission (FNTC) and the Southern Chiefs Organization (SCO) signed an MOU on September 18, 2019 in Winnipeg, Manitoba; as part of the Chiefs-in-Summit meeting, to formalize a partnership to work on developing a tax framework that will lead to more self-governance.  The MOU was signed by SCO Grand Chief Jerry Daniels […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 201947 Views

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First All-Indigenous Class Graduates from Atlantic Trades Business Seal Program

October 10, 2019 Nova Scotia’s first all-Indigenous and all-journeypersons class has graduated from the Atlantic Trades Business Seal program. This continuing education program is giving its seven graduates the skills, confidence and tools they need to take on managerial roles and start their own company. “These professionals are contributing to a more diverse and inclusive […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201957 Views

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Indigenous Youth Leadership Training Needs More Funding

B.C. — October 9, 2019 — Registration for Gathering Our Voices (GOV): Indigenous Youth Leadership Training sells out every year. The growing demand for the event speaks to the positive impact it has on the Indigenous youth who attend. Unfortunately, while demand for the event has increased, funding has lagged behind, forcing co-hosts to lower […]

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201932 Views

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Advanced General Financial Practices Course. See dates in all 6 ISR Communities and all Forms to Apply.

October 03, 2019 Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, in partnership with GNWT MACA’s School of Community Government & Crowe MacKay LLP is offering a 10-day General Financial Practices course in all communities.  Click on links for detailed posters for your community, and see links to Application and ISET Forms below. Ulukhaktok October 15- 23. Deadline to Apply […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201946 Views

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Nunavut Inuit train to become haul truck drivers at Rankin Inlet mine – Nunatsiaq News

27 September, 2019 “It’s loud and you can just feel and see everything” MELIADINE MINE—Driving a mining haul truck through pitch-dark tunnels that stretch 450 metres below the surface isn’t for everyone. The job requires a steady hand and excellent navigation skills. But Pelagie Niviatsiak of Rankin Inlet says it’s something she’s always wanted to […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201949 Views

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Task force to strengthen skilled trades education

NAIT and SAIT presidents will co-chair the Skills for Jobs Task Force and find ways to expand and strengthen apprenticeship education to meet labour demands. NAIT president Glenn Feltham and SAIT president and CEO David Ross will head government’s 19-member task force that will provide recommendations on how to best renew and expand apprenticeship education […]

by ahnationtalk on September 25, 201962 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power: Energizing Youth Complete Capacity Building Program

September 17, 2019 Congratulations to the six youth for completing the 6-week Energizing Youth capacity building program! The program began in July with a 2-week course that included curriculum to raise awareness of the Wataynikaneyap Power Project and energy in remote First Nations. The course included safety certificates, information about energy conservation and renewable energy, […]

by pmnationtalk on September 18, 201957 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for training equipment to help apprentices in Old Castle, Ontario, complete their training and find work in the skilled trades

From: Employment and Social Development Canada September 9, 2019              Old Castle, Ontario              Employment and Social Development Canada Giving every Canadian a real and fair chance at success means helping them get the skills and training they need to succeed in a changing economy. The skilled trades are good, well-paying, middle-class jobs, and the Government of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201947 Views

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Nunavut cabinet opts for mine training centre, reduced casuals – Nunatsiaq News

10 September, 2019 “We are a united executive council, with clear goals and strong ideas” Following their mid-term retreat in Arviat last week, Nunavut’s cabinet has decided to set up a Nunavut mine training centre in Rankin Inlet, the Government of Nunavut announced Sept. 9. In doing so, Premier Joe Savikataaq said cabinet is now […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201960 Views

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Canada invests in pilot training at First Nations Technical Institute – wingsmagazine.com

September 9, 2019 Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on September 6 announced a Government of Canada investment of up to $4.9 million over three years for the First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI). The investment is being made through FedDev Ontario, which is under the umbrella of Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 10, 201948 Views

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Indigenous Software Tester Training Program Launches in Calgary

Calgary, AB (September 9, 2019) – A group of Indigenous students begin training to become software testers in Calgary Monday, with paid internships at leading companies like Suncor and guaranteed full-time jobs with PLATO Testing awaiting those who complete the program. Leroy Big Bull of the Piikani Nation is eager to be a part of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201976 Views

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Government of Canada invests in pilot training at the First Nations Technical Institute

From: Transport Canada September 6, 2019 Ottawa Transport Canada Today, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for FedDev Ontario, announced a Government of Canada investment of up to $4.9 million over three years for the First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201947 Views

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Investing in People and Businesses in Northern Ontario

Province provides $2.4 million in funding for training in forestry sector September 6, 2019 Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities THUNDER BAY — Ontario’s Government is helping people across Northwestern Ontario prepare for successful careers in the forestry sector by partnering with employers and investing in publicy-funded access to skills training. Today, Ross Romano, Minister […]

by pnationtalk on September 6, 201967 Views

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Media Advisory: Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to Make an Announcement

September 5, 2019 The Honourable Ross Romano, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, will make an announcement about training in the forestry sector in Northern Ontario. Date: Friday, September 6, 2019 Time: Remarks at 10 a.m. A media availability will follow. Media are asked to arrive by 9:30 a.m. Location: Oshki-Pimache-O-Win: The Wenjack Education Institute […]

by ahnationtalk on September 6, 201964 Views

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Federal government invests in business development and skills training in Northern BC

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada September 5, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada The Government of Canada is working with organizations to support training opportunities and equip Canadians with the skills and resources needed to succeed in today’s workforce. That’s why the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic […]

by ahnationtalk on September 5, 2019112 Views

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Mobile classroom helps students in northwest British Columbia access trades training

From: Western Economic Diversification Canada Federal investment helps Coast Mountain College expand mobile trades training programs September 3, 2019 – Terrace, British Columbia – Western Economic Diversification Canada Students from around northwest British Columbia will have the opportunity to gain new skills needed to find well-paying jobs in the region’s growing resource sector. The Honourable […]

by ahnationtalk on September 3, 201974 Views

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Government of Canada working with Indigenous partners to provide skills training and job opportunities for young Indigenous people

August 30, 2019            Val d’Or, Quebec          Employment and Social Development Canada A strong economy is an inclusive economy, where everybody has a real and fair chance to succeed. Indigenous people represent the youngest and fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population, yet they continue to be under-represented in the workforce. Today, the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of […]

by pnationtalk on September 3, 201953 Views

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New trades training facility puts students on path to success

Aug. 26, 2019 NELSON – Selkirk College students are now able to access cutting-edge training facilities that will get students job-ready for in-demand trades careers, with the official opening of a new trades training facility. “Students in the Kootenays will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and the equipment they need to be industry ready,” said […]

by ahnationtalk on August 26, 201982 Views

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Government of Canada partnering with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig to build new discovery centre

From: FedNor Investments in technology infrastructure will accelerate social and economic growth August 23, 2019 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON — Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario — FedNor Indigenous, Métis and non-Indigenous peoples and families in the Baawitigong region in and around Sault Ste. Marie will soon benefit from increased access to economic, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201973 Views

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NUPGE’s 21st session of Leadership Development School wraps up after a week of learning, team building

“Hosting the Leadership Development School is one of NUPGE’s greatest privileges. Each year, we bring engaged and passionate members together to learn from current leaders and experts, but also from each other. It’s an honour to say NUPGE is helping to strengthen solidarity and equip these members as they grow into leaders of the labour […]

by pnationtalk on August 23, 201962 Views

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Recently launched Mobile Training Classroom to expand opportunities for remote Indigenous communities – Anishinabek News

August 23, 2019 THUNDER BAY — Fort William First Nation’s Noah Ogima and Michael Banning are looking forward to working in the trades once they complete the cement finisher program at LiUNA Local 607 in Thunder Bay. The two cement finisher apprentices were in attendance during Employment, Workforce Development and Labour Minister Patty Hajdu’s Aug. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 23, 201975 Views

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Trades teachers building house with Elsipogtog First Nation

ELSIPOGTOG FIRST NATION (GNB) – Trades teachers and other volunteers are partnering with Elsipogtog First Nation to build a home for a family in need. “Trades are an important aspect of our economy and we are working to improve learning in trades,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “We are very pleased […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 201978 Views

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Canada supports climate-related jobs and training for students

From: Environment and Climate Change Canada August 19, 2019 – Vancouver, British Columbia Climate change is one of the defining environmental challenges of our time, and youth are among those leading the charge toward a cleaner future. Increasing education, awareness and action on climate change by supporting the work of independent organizations will advance Canada’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 201959 Views

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CWB Welding Foundation launches Introduction to Welding Program for Women with Funding from the Government of Canada

August 19, 2019 – Regina, SK – The CWB Welding Foundation’s “Women of Steel: Forging New Opportunities” introductory welding program is taking place at Saskatchewan Polytechnic August 19-23, 2019. This 30 hour pre-employment technical skills development program, developed by the Canadian Welding Bureau, will be delivered across Canada this year in collaboration with six post-secondary […]

by aanationtalk on August 19, 201996 Views

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Free driver training for Indigenous peoples in the North

Aug. 15, 2019 TERRACE – More than 1,000 people in Indigenous communities in B.C.’s North Coast and Nechako regions are getting access to driver training, opening the doors to job opportunities and safer travel. The Province is partnering with Terrace-based All Nations Driving Academy (ANDA) to deliver driver training in rural Indigenous communities. The training […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201984 Views

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Opening doors for Indigenous opportunities – The Daily Courier

It’s all about creating opportunities and opening doors. On Tuesday, the Okanagan Training Development Council and the Industry Training Authority signed a memorandum of understanding to support Indigenous apprentices and tradespeople. “There are always barriers with First Nations,” said Raf DeGuevara, chairman of the Okanagan Training Development Council. “That’s why a lot more preparation needs […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201969 Views

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NS Government: More Support for Hiring Young, Diverse People

August 13, 2019 Government hiring programs are helping more diverse young people enter the workforce. Ramy Metwally, originally from Cairo, Egypt, is a computer science student who is enrolled in Dalhousie University’s co-op program. He is working at MetOcean Telematics, an international ocean-tech company in Dartmouth. “I chose Nova Scotia and Dalhousie, because I wanted […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201957 Views

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Government of Canada announces funding for First Nations organization in Thunder Bay

Distinctions-based program empowers Indigenous people to improve skills and find jobs August 13, 2019                     Thunder Bay, Ontario                 Employment and Social Development Canada The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation and fostering a better future for Indigenous people by ensuring First Nations people have greater opportunities to find and keep good quality jobs. Today, […]

by pnationtalk on August 13, 201968 Views

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Indigenous Software Tester training program to launch in Calgary

(Calgary, AB – August 12, 2019) – Applications are open for the first ever Indigenous Software Tester training program to be held in Calgary starting September 9th, put on by PLATO Testing Ltd (PLATO). PLATO specializes in training and employing Indigenous software testers to provide diverse software testing solutions to clients throughout North America. “We’re […]

by ahnationtalk on August 13, 201961 Views

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Media advisory: Government of Canada announces funding to benefit First Nations people in Thunder Bay

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will make an announcement about how the Government of Canada is working with local First Nations organizations to create employment opportunities for First Nations people in Thunder Bay. A photo opportunity and media availability will follow. Please note that all details are subject to […]

by aanationtalk on August 13, 201965 Views

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Seeking applications to deliver internships and digital skills training for recent graduates

Statements of interest due October 1, 2019, and full applications due December 16, 2019 August 12, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario The labour market will undergo major changes in the coming years as a result of automation, robotics, big data, 3D printing and artificial intelligence. To address the challenges that will come with these changes, the Digital […]

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201969 Views

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Welding camp partnership with Wabanaki Communities

August 12, 2019 ESGENOÔPETITJ (GNB) – Middle school Wabanaki students will have the opportunity for hands-on learning at welding camps this summer. “Trade education provides students with experiential, hands-on learning,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy. “The camps provide students with an opportunity to learn new skills in an enjoyable and supportive […]

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201950 Views

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IRC: Community Owned Network Training in Ulukhaktok

August 09, 2019 Community Members of Ulukhaktok The Internet Society is offering free training on how to build and run a community-owned Internet service provider in Ulukhaktok. No prior experience or technical ability is required and everyone is welcome! Sign up now to learn how to: · Build and operate a network for the Hamlet […]

by pnationtalk on August 12, 201954 Views

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Wataynikaneyap Power LP Celebrates a Third Line Crew Ground Support Training Program Graduation

August 8, 2019 Participants from the third round of Line Crew Ground Support training celebrated today with their families and community leaders. The training group supported each other and worked exceptionally well as a team in training. The graduates are strong candidates for opportunities in the powerline sector with many having heavy equipment and construction […]

by pnationtalk on August 9, 201967 Views

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National Screen Institute launches NSI New Northern Voices training program, issues call for applications

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) has launched an exciting new pilot training program for residents of northern Manitoba aged 18+. NSI New Northern Voices, in association with University College of the Northern (UCN), is a full-time, four-week pilot program located in The Pas, Manitoba introducing students to media-based storytelling. Students will have the opportunity […]

by pnationtalk on August 8, 201965 Views

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