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North Bay training college eases opportunities for Indigenous learners – Northern Ontario Business

Native Training & Education College has been in operation for nearly three decades

It was 1990 when Métis educator Larry Stewart first noticed a “huge training gap” amongst residents in remote Indigenous communities.

Determined to address the issue, Stewart travelled to the Cree community of Weenusk (Peawanuk) First Nation to offer heavy equipment operator training to 10 participants. Word spread amongst the coastal communities and, before long, he was travelling up and down the Hudson Bay coast, training residents as he went.

“We would provide the training materials and the instructor, and then we would do a heavy equipment operator’s program in the community and go from there,” Stewart said.

Read More: https://www.northernontariobusiness.com/regional-news/north-bay/north-bay-training-college-eases-opportunities-for-indigenous-learners-1042008

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