The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Mining Strategy is determined to offer exciting opportunities for MNO citizens and provides educational funding to assist Métis, First Nations and Inuit people interested in careers in the mining industry.
The following programs are being offered in several locations:
- Mining Essentials in French: June 29th at College Boreal in Sudbury
- Heavy Equipment training: July 6th in the Greater Sudbury Area
- Mining Essentials: July 20th at Northern College in Timmins – For Métis Citizens in Region 3
- DZ and Rock Truck Driving Training Program: August 4th in the Greater Sudbury Area
- Surface Miner Driller Training Program – New Gold Rainy River Program: August 26th – For Métis Citizens in Region 1
In addition to these summer programs, the MNO Mining Strategy is promoting the Temiskaming Native Women’s Support Group, who is offering an opportunity for Aboriginal women.
The Aboriginal Women in Mining program includes six weeks of Employment Life Skills training, which prepares candidates for job readiness, communication skills, problem solving, decision making and how to build resumés and portfolios.
An additional six weeks offers on-the-job training with industry partner Detour Gold, a northern Ontario mining company and the second largest gold producing mine in Canada.
The Aboriginal Women in Mining program accepts applications on an ongoing basis. For additional information, view their pamphlet here.