When Aboriginal people prosper, all of Ontario prospers. That is the driving force behind a new program at Northern College that offers a free course to members of the Wahgoshig First Nations.
Northern, Primero Mining, and Wahgoshig are joining up to give a six week program at Primero’s Black Fox Mine, which is just outside of Matheson, and close to the Wahgoshig community.
The course is a Hard Rock Miner Common Core Certification, to create jobs and create training and business opportunities for Aboriginal communities.
“We’re very excited to be working with Primero and Northern College to provide these opportunities for members of our community to take advantage of the significant industrial developments occurring in our area,” says Chief Dave Babin, of Wahgoshig First Nation. “This is an excellent example of how partnerships between First Nations, industry and training providers will lead to prosperity for our region.”
Each 14 week course will have room for six students from Wahgoshig. For more information, call Diane Leblond, Program Officer at Northern Training Division, at 705-235-3211 ext. 2294, or email at [email protected]
Photo: Chief Babin, Wahgoshig First Nation, Dan Gagnon, General Manager, Primero Black Fox Complex., Fred Gibbons, President, Northern College, Graham Reid, Health, Safety & Environment & Security Manager, Primero Mining Corp.