Abengoa Sets Up Work Yard in Sydport

One of the largest contracts for the Maritime Link is for the transmission lines and recently Abengoa Transmission & Infrastructure, was awarded this contract by Emera NL. Last week Abengoa began hiring and the first hires included three local Aboriginals. They will work on assembling the large steel transmission towers as Powerline Labourers and Abengoa expects to hire many more as work ramps up.

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Aboriginal Engagement Far Exceeded Expectations: Route 4

Potlotek First Nation, NS… An effort to ensure local Aboriginals were employed on the highway construction underway on Route 4 has far exceeded expectations. Work on the upgrade to a section of Route 4 in Cape Breton that goes through the First Nation community of Potlotek (Chapel Island) will end soon.

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PowerTel Starts Work On Maritime Link Hires Local Aboriginals

Catalone, NS, Nov.12, 2015… “This week we are starting work on construction of new transmission towers as part of the Maritime Link and we have hired three local Aboriginals this week and expect to hire several more as work ramps up,” said Jamie Smith, Vice President of PowerTel. PowerTel is setting up a work yard on the Louisbourg Highway near Catalone.

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Cherubini Welder/Fabricator Program

Have you taking a Metal Fabrication and/or Welding program in the past but have not successfully gained employment in this specific field of work? The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office has created a partnership with Cherubini Metal Work Limited to give aboriginals an opportunity to work in this industry. As a result from this partnership the successful candidates will move directly into employment with Cherubini and start their on job training as paid employees of the company.

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Intro To Basic Electricity

Introduction to basic electricity, Basic circuitry, Theory on Ohm’s Law, series and parallel circuitry, Canadian Electrical Code, how to use the codebook and what it is used for in the Electrical field. This program will be 50% theory and 50% practical. Upon successful completion participants will be indentured as a first year apprentice electrician. The overall goal of this program is to bridge the gap between the unions and the employers. Employers have diversity targets that unions cannot fill with indentured electricians who are aboriginals.

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MEBO Hosts BC Visitors: Sept.17, 2015

Membertou, NS. Sept.17, 2015…. Representatives of a First Nation community in the interior of British Columbia are in Unama’ki (Cape Breton) this week to learn more about how the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office operates and how they engage industry.

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DEFSEC Atlantic 2015: Aboriginals Helping Industry Succeed! Sept.10, 2015

Halifax, NS. Sept.10, 2015… Local Aboriginal organizations presented to the major industry players in the defense and aerospace sector at the Defense Industry conference in Halifax (Sept.8-10) at the Cunard Centre.

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