The federal government has announced $2.2 million for the Métis Nation of Ontario’s (MNO) Skilled Employment Energy Stream, which will train Indigenous people across the province in the energy sector, and in the fields of electrical, welding, and industrial maintenance.
Up to 72 participants will take part in the new initiative, which is a partnership of industry, postsecondary institutions, First Nation communities and Métis governments.
Announced on Aug. 19, the funding comes from the government’s Skills and Partnership Fund.
“This is an extremely important announcement for the Métis Nation of Ontario’s Skilled Employment Energy strategy,” Kenora MP Bob Nault said in an announcement.
“Here in the riding of Kenora, there is a strong Indigenous population. This investment will help Métis people across the province, including in northwestern Ontario, as we strengthen the economy and build a better future by providing good jobs.”