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PLATO Panel Talks: Introducing the PLATO Training Program pt. 2 – PLATO

We are excited to be back this week with part 2 of PLATO Panel Talks: Introducing the PLATO Training Program. In this episode, our host Mike is chatting with two of our PLATO graduates – Michael Jamieson (Sault Ste. Marie) and Nicholas Grant (Vancouver). The graduates are now full-time members of the PLATO team and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 16, 20227 Views

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Ontario Training Indigenous People for Well-Paying Jobs in the Skilled Trades

November 08, 2022 THUNDER BAY — The Ontario government is investing $1.5 million in three Thunder Bay training projects to make it easier for people in Northern Ontario to start rewarding careers in the skilled trades and address critical labour shortages in forestry and mining. Over 100 Indigenous people will get practical, hands-on training and […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 2022111 Views

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MCA: Council Tours CBSA Training Facility; meets to confirm Priorities of Joint Initiative

November 7, 2022 Chiefs and staff of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne were invited to attend the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) training facility in Rigaud, Quebec this past Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, where a graduation ceremony was held for more than 60 new graduates of the intensive 16-week training program. The new officers will […]

by ahnationtalk on November 8, 202214 Views

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BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power support upskilling Indigenous workers with a $25,000 donation

MISSISSAUGA, ON, November 1, 2022 – BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power have come together with Iron & Earth to support upskilling Indigenous workers in the renewable energy sector. Through a joint $25,000 donation from BASF Canada and Bullfrog Power, Iron & Earth provided funding to the Community Wind Skills Training Program and Maskwacis Cultural College. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202210 Views

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Ontario Launches Skilled Trades Career Fairs for Students

Province unveils new initiatives to tackle labour shortages and modernize skilled trades October 18, 2022 TORONTO — The Ontario government is working for workers by launching career fairs this fall to prepare the next generation of young people for rewarding and well-paying jobs in the skilled trades. These fairs address labour shortages in high-demand sectors […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202224 Views

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Canadian Rangers complete a unique and challenging mission – Anishinabek News

October 11, 2022 PARRY SOUND — A group of Canadian Rangers from the far north of Ontario have completed a unique 750-kilometre voyage by freighter canoe from Parry Sound to Ottawa in recognition of 2022 as the Year of the Ranger. “This mission has been an outstanding success,” said Major Charles Ohlke, the expedition leader. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 202218 Views

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Google Canada commits $2.7 million to online safety & digital skills training for Indigenous communities

Oct 03, 2022 TORONTO – Today, Google Canada is announcing $2.7 million in Google.org grants to empower Canadians to stay safe online and to build more inclusive economic opportunities for Indigenous communities in Canada. Alongside today’s news, research from Public First was released revealing Google’s impact on the Canadian economy. To help close the significant […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 202219 Views

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First-in-Canada Digital-Skills Program Launched By NWAC, OAS & Trust for Americas Is First Step Toward Indigenous Economic Resiliency, Reconciliation

Sept. 28, 2022 OTTAWA – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) joined the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Trust for the Americas in announcing the Canadian launch of an outstanding digital-skills training initiative for Indigenous Peoples. The launch event took place today, two days before the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 202225 Views

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Ontario Investing an Additional $90 Million into Skills Development Fund

September 26, 2022 HAMILTON — The Ontario government is working for workers by investing an additional $90 million in the Skills Development Fund (SDF) to support innovative training projects that upskill workers and jobseekers, preparing them for meaningful careers in their communities. As part of a plan to build a stronger province, this third funding […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 202235 Views

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CAF-FCA Welcomes First Indigenous Female Chair of its Board of Directors

September 22, 2022 The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF-FCA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Kragnes, RSE, as the Chair of its Board of Directors. Rebecca is the Indigenous Business Relations Manager at Bird Construction. Outgoing Chair, Lionel Railton, IUOE who served for two terms, recently noted that “Consultation with Canada’s First Nation communities […]

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202228 Views

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