Manitoba Construction Sector Council delivers Project Specific training in remote Indigenous communities to support community employment on any local upcoming construction projects. Courses are industry-driven to address the skill gaps identified on local construction projects. Students are selected by the community; Instructors are most often Indigenous and wherever possible from the community where training is delivered. Graduates of the micro-credential courses find employment to gain experience and advance their careers to post-secondary education programs. Their stories of success need to be shared to inspire others.
2020 - 2021
Job Readiness at Opaskwayak Cree Nation
OCN Job Readiness were employed by the contractor (SJ Construction)that was working in OCN at the time and the other half were employed by the Band. These jobs were good for the duration of the project which would have been for another 8 weeks from the conclusion of the course. 15 Participants completed the 3-week course on September 4th/2020.
Framer Course at Bloodvein First Nation
Bloodvein Framer Course 6 participants completed the Framer Course on February 5th, 2021. The Contractor (Penn-Co) was to hire 2 of the participants while the Band was looking at hiring 3 for renovations to existing houses in the community.
Framer Course at Fisher River First Nation
on October 15th, 2021 4 participants received a Certificate of Completion while 1 participant received a Certificate of Participation. Two of the participants were considering an employment opportunity with a Building Contractor outside of the community to gain experience in the carpentry field. One of the participants was waiting on word for funding to come to the city to pursue his Level 1 in Carpentry and the remaining participant was considering employment with a local Building Contractor.
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.
I really enjoyed the program I learn about work ethics, how to deal with others.
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 Anette.
Looking forward to my level one!