FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Ermineskin Cree Nation is excited to announce a ground breaking event on April 26th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. This event is to kick off an Indigenous Service Canada (ISC) pilot program called HOUSING through EDUCATION where 36 high school students in partnership with Maskwacis Education School Commission will be taught skills and trades by hands on learning. This is a new style of learning exposing students to the construction careers while learning youth with pride in contributing to their community. Our Partner YCHomes are experts in turning “Blueprints-into Curriculums and Jobsites to Classrooms. This is a unique funding approach being taken by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC), as they are adding a training component HOUSING through EDUCATION to the Community’s local construction project, which is the building of an ELDERS VILLAGE.
They will utilize the local construction project as a back drop to 3 practical arts classes. This is an important program to Ermineskin Cree Nation Housing Department as over the next several years the number of contractors retiring far exceeds the number of youth that are registered to start their Journey to Apprenticeship.
Chief Craig Makinaw of Ermineskin Cree Nation states “This is a unique opportunity for Maskwacis students to receive high school credits towards their diploma by learning valuable life skills at the same time receiving future apprenticeship hours for potential future career in construction “,
Also the provinces NEXT Generation Careers will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding with YCHomes Inc. with Chief Makinaw to witness at this event.
For more information please contact:
Anne M Wildcat
Director, Infrastructure & Property Management
Maskwacis, AB T0C 1N0
780-585-3886 ext 230
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