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Jacob Boucher, Austin Atatise-Morriseau, Leonard Morriseau, Devon Penassi, and Patrick Mcguire are guaranteed jobs at Resolute Forest Products.
Education agreement ends with jobs for First Nations studentsWhen Austin Atatise-Morriseau graduates from Cambrian College in 2017, he won’t have to spend any time handing out his resumé.Atatise-Morriseau and his five classmates have guaranteed jobs at Resolute Forest Products upon graduating from the Sudbury college’s two-year industrial mechanical millwright technical program. It’s part of a new education funding model that brings together government, industry and First Nations communities.Cambrian College, Resolute and the communities of Red R...


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Trades trailer hauls Cambrian courses to remote communities
The Cambrian College trades trailer has been extending the school’s offerings to remote communities for seven years, and just rolled back into Sudbury after another busy season.The trailer spent the summer in Wikwemikong First Nation on Manitoulin Island, bringing college courses closer to hom...
Course teaches mental health first aid to industry
For years now, industry has recognized the importance of workers’ physical health and safety and has addressed it as a priority. But mental health has taken a back seat — until now.In May, Workplace Safety North (WSN) announced it would start offering a Mental Health First Aid course to organi...
Laurentian U cashes up for research
Laurentian University is in the money again.The Sudbury institution is receiving $27.3 million to support its $60-million Research, Innovation and Engineering Centre (RIE Centre), and an expansion to its Science and Engineering building, adding a total of 47,000 square feet and allowing the sc...
New College Boréal agricultural technician program will train the next generation of farmers
Daniel Lapointe grew up on a dairy farm and Brian Vaillancourt grew up on a bison farm.The two didn't stay on their family farms, but the College Boréal professor and dean of the School of the Environment and Natural Resources, respectively, are continuing the tradition in a different way. Th...


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