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.Continue Reading»
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.Continue Reading»
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.Continue Reading»
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.Continue Reading»
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.
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.Continue Reading»
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).Continue Reading»