Successful first term at Wagmatcook Learning Centre in NS

February 11, 2015

Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey (MK) is celebrating the early success of the new Wagmatcook Learning Centre, which provides training opportunities for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in rural Cape Breton Island. The Centre offers programs in partnership with Nova Scotia Community College, including plumbing, Mi’kmaw health and wellness, and electrical and industrial construction; courses are based on local demand and will change according to demand. “Having programming here allows [area] students to attend training without having to make the long trip into Sydney or Port Hawkesbury. This is especially important during the winter months,” said NSCC Principal Tom Gunn. Wagmatcook First Nation Chief Norman Bernard added, “it was a dream that the students had … They went to school in our community from kindergarten through to grade 12 and they really wanted to be able to get their trades training here as well.” MK News