Aboriginals Work on Route 4 Construction

Work is getting underway on the upgrade to a section of Route 4 in Cape Breton that goes through the First Nation community of Potlotek (Chapel island). A pilot project that involves the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Potlotek First Nation and the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO), has resulted in five local aboriginals being hired this week to work on the highway construction.

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Construction & Oilfield Driver (Class 3)

Construction & Oilfield Program was developed to reflect the most up to date industry trends and standards locally and nationally. The main objective of the program is to train the students to safely proficiently operate class 3 vehicles. In addition to the driving fundamentals, this program provides students with the advanced skills and certificates that are in demand. This program is a Certificate Program approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (LAE).

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Cherubini Metal Works Partners With Aboriginals

Cherubini Metal Works in Dartmouth has hired every Aboriginal graduate from a unique accelerated, in-house training program for metal fabricating and welding.

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Reducing Outsourcing, Membertou Concrete Training with MEBO

This is construction season across the province, including in Membertou. “There are approximately ten new homes built in Membertou every year and now the community is working on miles of curb and gutter and sidewalks”, said Chief Terry Paul. “Membertou has recognized a gap in skilled cement finishers in their community.”

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Goat Island Trail, Eskasoni: MEBO supports Tourism Training Program

At Goat Island, along the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake, Eskasoni First Nation takes visitors on a cultural journey into the traditional life of the Mi’kmaq. The Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office provided funding for a six week tourism training program that took place at the Goat Island Trail.

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Community Update: Activities of MEBO, July 6, 2015

In an effort to keep communities informed about the activities of the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) our office has prepared a community update to share with the community.

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Potlotek Signs MOU with Richmond County

Potlotek First Nation and the Municipality of the County of Richmond have signed a first-of-its-kind memorandum of understanding between both councils.

 

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