Irving Shipbuilding to hire 20 Aboriginal students through pilot program – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 26, 2016704 Views

J.D. Irving Limited says program focuses on diversity in the workplace

May 26, 2016

A new pilot program that will employ 20 Aboriginal students at the Irving shipyard, has launched in Halifax. The program will be offered through the Nova Scotia Community College in the field of metal fabrication.

“We’re working with Irving Shipbuilding and a large group of partners along with the Mi’kmaq Friendship Centre to focus on 20 Indigenous students to help prepare them for long term employment with the Irving Shipbuilding team,” said Kathy MacLean, vice-president of learner and college development at NSCC.

“The college will offer its shops and classrooms and instructors as part of their two year path,” she said.

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