A first in Ontario, a first in Canada
Students during their first orientation day of the Mining Essentials Progam.

SUDBURY (Ontario) – July 3, 2014 – Élargir l’espace francophone, in partnership with Destination réussite – Volet 1 Nord, Collège Boréal , Métis Nation of Ontario, and in collaboration with the Mining Industry Human Resources Council (MiHR), are proud to announce that the “Mining Essentials” program was launched for the very first time in French on June 30, 2014.

The nine week program is being delivered by Collège Boréal, Sudbury campus, to fourteen Aboriginal participants who attended French language high schools in Northern Ontario. This training will give them greater job opportunities as well as provide practical solutions to recruitment challenges sometimes encountered in the mining sector.

This endeavour was in part due to the generous financial contribution of the Métis Nation of Ontario and Destination réussite – Volet 1 Nord, enabling these first fourteen participants to receive this training in French.

Angèle Piquette, coordinator for Destination réussite – Volet 1 Nord says: “This is a collaboration from federal, provincial and regional partners that will reach a targeted group and we are responding to the growing need of the mining industry in the entry level sector. This is a promising initiative and we are totally enthused with this partnership.”

Élargir l’espace francophone

The mission of Élargir l’espace francophone is to ensure sustainable development of the Francophone community by ensuring integrated participation from the community sector as well as government and private sector in collaboration with the French language education system in Ontario.