Portage offers Construction and Trades Readiness Program for Indigenous communities

December 8, 2020
Portage College has collaborated with Cenovus Energy Inc and six Indigenous communities to offer a skills training program. Portage’s 24-week Construction and Trades Readiness Program, which is funded by Cenovus, will provide members of the six Indigenous communities with home construction and maintenance training opportunities to help address the shortage of housing in Indigenous communities in northeastern Alberta. “By collaborating with Cenvous and the communities we are bringing work integrated learning to Indigenous students,” said Portage president Nancy Broadbent. “This will create valuable education and employment opportunities for local residents in the long term, beyond the duration of the housing initiative.” Portage (AB)