New program to train workers for Madawaska Maliseet entertainment centre

March 26, 2014

The Collège communautaire du Nouveau-Brunswick and the Madawaska Maliseet Economic Development Corporation have launched a 15-week Entertainment, Events Organization, and Food Services program that will train workers for jobs in the First Nation's Grey Rock Entertainment Centre. The continuing education program, which is being supported by a $68,000 commitment from the Canadian government, will offer students training in computers, food and beverage service, an introduction to working in a casino, customer service, and special events coordination. "The importance of education cannot be overstated,” says Madawaska Maliseet First Nation Chief Patricia Bernard. "With CCNB's specialized curriculum, we can focus postsecondary education on the required skills necessary to provide jobs and grow our economy. The investment of education for our people (particularly our youth) and for our future is vital to the economic growth of our region." Canada News Release