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In the News: Mohawk partnering for on-the-job training for students

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New programs for Indigneous youths 

In the News: www.niagarafallsreview.ca

March 14, 2018

Hundreds of Indigenous youths from throughout southern Ontario are being offered new opportunities, as a result of teamwork between an Indigenous organization, the federal government and community partnerships.

Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board (NPAAMB) announced the launch of two new programs and nearly $9 million in federal funding, Wednesday, designed to provide urban Indigenous youths aged 18 to 30 years old with skills they will need to help them on their way to successful careers in construction, tourism and health care.

NPAAMB executive director Shari St. Peter said the first of those programs, Building Futures, starts April 16, providing construction trades training for 180 participants during the four years it is being offered.

It is being run in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity Niagara, Mohawk College and the YMCA, offering on-the-job training to students who will pitch in on the construction of 15 Habitat homes —including four homes the organization is planning to build in Welland this year. 

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