NorQuest, BVC receive $1.9M for Indigenous construction training centres

August 23, 2017

The Province of Alberta has announced that it will be providing $1.9M in government funds for the development of Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centres at Bow Valley College and NorQuest College. The centres provide career coaching, resume development, courses and workshops, and support in connecting Indigenous people with employers hiring personnel for construction projects. “Indigenous people are hard-working, entrepreneurial and important contributors to Alberta's economy,” said AB Minister of Labour Christina Gray. “This additional investment will improve access to training opportunities and help more Indigenous people find good jobs in a key industry.” “This centre helped me get the skills I needed to enter the oil and gas industry,” added former AICCC client Benjamin McDougall. “Through training in H2S Alive and other related courses, I have been able to pursue a career in areas I had not thought possible.” NorQuest | Global News | CBC