Mine Training Society gets funding for training equipment
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - The Mine Training Society of the NWT got a sizable funding boost this week.
The Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency, or CANNOR, gave the society 200 thousand dollars to help build a training center in Fort Simpson.
The funds will be used to buy equipment for the centre.
CANNOR's director general of operations, Kimberly Fairman, said people will be trained for a variety of careers.
"The equipment is then used to train workers for opportunities in mining administration, underground mining, heavy equipment operations and safety training," said Fairman.
Fairman also said that improving job skills for northerners will insure that mines have local workers.
"That's really what we are aiming for these better quality jobs that stay in the community and people have access to them in the community," said Fairman.
The Fort Simpson students are being trained for job opportunities at the Canadian Zinc Prairie Creek mine.
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