The mandate of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) is to maximize the employment and contract opportunities for indigenous community members in Unama’ki (Cape Breton).  We achieve this by continually expanding our broad network of industry partners across all sectors.  We work with all levels of government to ensure they, and the industries they work with, engage with indigenous communities. We prepare and support both individuals and Aboriginal businesses to be part of these opportunities. The Benefits Office strives to educate industry and government departments of the value of having a diverse workforce and in doing so, provide solutions on how to better engage Aboriginals. MEBO helps industry find the workers they need through promotion and recruitment efforts and provides training when necessary.

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Unama’ki Pathways in Technology, Early College High School

 Unama’ki PTECH:A New Technology Education Program Available to Unama’ki Youth!   Pathways in Technology, Early College High School (PTECH) is a new education model offering integrated high school and college curriculum focusing on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) while also providing workplace skills including leadership, communications and problem solving. This is



Today, Dylan Bernard from Wagmatcook First Nation graduated from our Heavy Equipment Operator program,” said Brad Johnson, Director of the Dexter Institute Private Career College in Bedford. Dylan also has an offer of full-time employment with Dexter Construction, Atlantic Canada’s largest heavy civil construction company. Dexter has partnered with the