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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PowerTel Powerline Labourer

May 4, 2015

As a Power Line Laborer, individuals will be trained to assist Power Line Technicians with construction and maintenance of transmission power lines. Participants will gain skills useful to construct any steel erection project whether it’s with cellular companies or construction companies.

 

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Training Aboriginals for Work on Maritime Link

With work beginning on the Maritime Link, NSP Maritime Link is partnering with the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) to recruit and train local Aboriginals for work on the Maritime Link. This week, both parties were at Marconi campus to celebrate the completion of an Employment Readiness Training Program.

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PowerTel Partners With MEBO: Training Aboriginal as Power Line Labourers

PowerTel, a major player in the construction and maintenance of transmission power lines, has partnered with Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office to help find skilled workers.

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MEBO partners with EUS

With work now underway on the Maritime Link, Emera Utility Services (EUS) is working with the Mi’kmaw Economic Benefits Office (MEBO) to add to its workforce. EUS has been working with MEBO for several years as it fills its workforce needs. EUS, MEBO and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) teamed up to train local Mi’kmaq interested in the Power Line Laborer Program.

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Flynn Canada Expands Aboriginal Workforce

Flynn Canada has announced that they are hiring six more local Aboriginals. In July Flynn hired four Aboriginals to work on the shipyard upgrade for Irving Shipbuilding, and now they are hiring six more Aboriginals to work on different projects they have underway in Nova Scotia.

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