VANCOUVER, June 21, 2012 /CNW/ - Highbank Resources Ltd. (TSX.V -HBK), has agreed to sponsor the Northern Aboriginal Machinery School
("NAMS"), a heavy duty machinery training school for First Nations
students throughout Canada to prepare them for full-time employment
with mining, oil and gas, and construction companies. The program will
consist of on-site training at Highbank's Portland Canal, B.C.
aggregates operation at Swamp Point North, followed by a work
experience placement. NAMS will assist students with finding
meaningful employment, accessing additional training programs as
necessary, and building employable skills. On the business side, NAMS
will develop partnerships with employers to understand their business
and labor needs and adapt the structured program to suit their specific
Highbank and NAMS will be partnering with High Velocity Equipment
Training Ltd. www.heavymetaltraining.com and Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, B.C. www.nlc.bc.ca in order to supply the curriculum and deliver the heavy equipment
training. High Velocity Equipment Training Ltd. ("HVET") and Northern
Lights College ("NLC") are licensed vocational training colleges that
have been successfully delivering training projects in Alberta and B.C.
at both of their campuses and within remote Aboriginal communities.
With a strong reputation for completing training projects on schedule
(within first nations communities) HVET has the experience and
connections to customize programs to meet industry demand. Together
these companies are building a highly skilled aboriginal labor pool
while providing in depth curriculum and first-rate instructor training
provided by their partner Velocity Training Inc. www.velocitytraininginc.com
Partners and Supporters
Northern Lights College, Dawson Creek, British Columbia
High Velocity Equipment Training Ltd., Camrose, Alberta
Stan Spletzer, VP Aggregate Operations of Highbank Resources Ltd. is a NAMS business
and curriculum partner and brings practical business and contractor
experience to the school.
Highbank Resources Ltd. will provide the important venue (Swamp Point North, aggregrate
deposit) for practical training on equipment at a functioning aggregate
Brad Mercer-Tate, Founder Northern Aboriginal Machinery School
Velocity Training Inc. - Instructor Training Programs
On behalf of the Board of Directors of
HIGHBANK RESOURCES LTD.
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that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange)
accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
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