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Marten Falls & Webequie Workforce Development Strategy – Project Purpose

  • MLITSD, as Ontario‚Äôs skills-builders, is providing funding to enable the First Nations to:
    • Develop of a comprehensive ROF workforce development strategy that outlines the diversity of employment readiness and training pathways needed to help prepare community members for potential future employment opportunities.
    • Develop priority recommendations to guide implementation decisions, budgets, and next step funding proposals, to advance Indigenous participation in the (pre) construction & operation of the proposed three roads in the Ring of Fire, together with other community projects that are planned.
    • Build community capacity related to workforce development by leveraging community-based workforce developer trainee (mentee) positions for each of MFFN and WFN. These trainees will be provided with coaching and mentorship to help in their responsibilities as community workforce activists to help excite members in their own employment readiness and skills development objectives.
  • The North Superior Workforce Planning Board (NWSPB) is providing subject matter expertise, project management assistance and financial accountability stewardship.
  • MINES is facilitating relationship development and assist with advancing project objectives.
  • Community training partners (e.g., KKETS, Matawa Education and Care Centre) are not providing training through the project but may be engaged to provide input.
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