VANCOUVER – The Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (AMTA), formerly the BC Aboriginal Mines Training Assn., is making its workforce development solution available to resource sector industries across British Columbia. This move is expected to open doors to increased aboriginal participation in the workforce.
"Our mission, and the work we do, will not change," says Laurie Sterritt, AMTA's CEO. "We remain committed to empowering First Nations to create economic health for themselves and their communities through skills training, education and career opportunities. What's changed is that we'll be working with a broader group of resource sector partners and companies, with more potential job opportunities for AMTA candidates."
Since 2010, AMTA has place fore than 715 aboriginal people into jobs and registered another 2,300 more in various education, training and development initiatives. Their total impact on the Canadian economy is estimated at $98 million annually.
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