The intention of this one year pilot project is to work with ACR member companies and other partners to create concrete labour market connections resulting in tangible employment opportunities for at least 35 Aboriginal Albertan’s.
The ACR has engaged the services of a consulting firm who will work with existing Aboriginal employment and training services providers from around the province to match youth age 15 – 30 (who have some trades exposure) to employment and/or apprenticeships with ACR member companies.
This project will act as an additional mechanism to meet the current and future labour market demands faced by ACR member companies.
News Release – Governments of Canada and Alberta invest to help Aboriginal youths get jobs
Edmonton, Alberta – The governments of Canada and Alberta are providing support for youth in Alberta to help them gain the skills, experience and knowledge they need to enter and succeed in the job market. The announcement was made on February 8th, 2013 by the Honourable Laurie Hawn, Member of Parliament for the Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Diane finely, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, and the Honourable Robin Campbell, Alberta’s Minister of Aboriginal Relations.
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