Empowering Indigenous Communities

Project-Specific Training by Manitoba Construction Sector Council

MCSC Framing Course in Barren Lands First Nation - Brochet, Manitoba

Participants from Barren Lands First Nation join the Framers Course to learn basic building skills. In two days a group of ladies build four picnic tables for the community.

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OCN Job Readiness
I enjoyed this course, had a good 3 weeks getting to learn some things I didn’t know it was a great time and I'm glad to have finished this course with the rest of the class members.


Bloodvein Framer Program
I wanna say thank you for coming out here to teach us. The tools of new to frame a house, most of all I enjoyed every moment of this class. Big thanks to Annette she was everything I can ask for as a teacher. And knowing she is a woman that encouraging to become the first carpenter in the family, so thanks for everything!, I'll make you proud Annette.


OCN Job Readiness
I really enjoyed the program I learn about work ethics, how to deal with others.

Indigenous Liason

William Kirkness is in charge of opportunities in the Indigenous portfolio.

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William works with Indigenous communities to address skill gaps on local construction projects. He coordinates the delivery of training for employment. William bridges the gap between employers and Indigenous workers to improve recruitment and retention practices in remote Manitoba communities.

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