IBM Holds Unique Summer Camp in Membertou: July 4, 2018

IBM and Membertou are partners this week in delivering a one-week Summer Camp in Membertou for students in grades 5 to 7. “Building Membertou’s Future Workforce,” is how Chief Terry Paul referred to this unique Tech Camp. This week, these kids get to explore the wonders of technology, learn coding, conduct science experiments, program robots and get to visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum and Fortress of Louisbourg.

Continue Reading»

Mi’kmaq Launch Unique Direct Entry Apprenticeship Program

Wagmatcook, NS, May 25, 2018… Government and community leaders attended the official launch this week of a unique new training program in Wagmatcook First Nation. The Enhanced Direct Entry Carpentry Program. Sixteen people from Unama’ki communities in Cape Breton are receiving specialized apprenticeship training and work experience to achieve Red Seal carpentry certification, filling the need for local Red Seal carpenters.

Continue Reading»

Mi’kmaq in Canadian Forces

Membertou, NS, Mar. 2, 2018… Local Mi’kmaq youth are learning about many career opportunities in the Canadian Forces this week. Canadian Forces recruiters are visiting Cape Breton First Nation communities this week and today met with staff of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO).

Continue Reading»

Dexter Partnership Leads to Hiring Local Mi’kmaq

Burnside, NS, Nov 20, 2017… “These Mi’kmaq workers are a great addition to our skilled workforce,” said an official with Dexter Construction, the largest heavy civil construction company in Atlantic Canada. Dexter has partnered with the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) in an effort to have more local Indigenous people in their workforce.

Continue Reading»

NS Dept. Transportation works with MEBO to Recruit Workers – Sept. 22, 2017

Membertou, NS, Sept. 22, 2017… The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) is working with The Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (TIR) to improve diversity in their workforce. The goal is to increase the number of Indigenous workers with TIR.

Continue Reading»

Heddle Marine Sets up in Port of Sydney – Hires local Aboriginals: June 29, 2017

Sydport, NS, Jun 29, 2016. Marine activity is picking up in Sydney Harbour. A new marine services business recently established an operation in the Port of Sydney. Heddle Marine Services is focused on ship repair and currently has eight vessels tied up at its facility in Sydport.

Continue Reading»

MEBO Presents to Conference of Federal Directors & Managers: June 24, 2017

Halifax, NS, Jun 24, 2016… Some 60 directors and managers with Federal government departments from across Atlantic Canada were in Halifax Thursday to learn how they can better engage Aboriginals. Guest presenters were Alex Paul and Owen Fitzgerald from the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) in Membertou.

Continue Reading»