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October
2018
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Building Futures

Summary

NPAAMB partners with Habitat for Humanity and Mohawk College on jobs training for Indigenous youth

The Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB) and Habitat for Humanity - Niagara have received $8 million to help more than 260 Indigenous youth in Niagara and across southern Ontario overcome barriers to job training and employment.

Mohawk College has partnered with NPAAMB to provide training to the program participants. Mohawk representatives also sit on the NPAAMB's program advisory and curriculum committees. Students in the program will receive a course credits or certificates of acknowledgement, depending on the material covered. 

The funding for the project was announced by the Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour and Vance Badaway, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre at a event in Welland, Ontario on Thursday, Oct. 25. Approximately $3 million is being provided through the Government of Canada's Adult Learning, Literacy and Essential Skills Program with the remaining $5 million coming from Skills and Partnership Fund (SPF) - Innovation stream.

Program participants will work with Habitat to build up to 15 affordable homes for families in need across southern Ontario.

For more details visit:

CNW Newswire: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/government-of-canada-helps-over-260-indigenous-youth-across-southern-ontario-region-improve-job-skills-and-gain-work-experience-698544921.html

For news coverage of the announcement visit:

https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/8989047-niagara-peninsula-aboriginal-area-management-board-lands-8-million-for-job-training/

https://www.wellandtribune.ca/news-story/8989175-indigenous-youth-applying-skills-through-federally-funded-programs/