Media Advisory - Canadian apprenticeship and Aboriginal human resource leaders reveal national Aboriginal trades framework



    VICTORIA, BC, June 9 /CNW/ - Two national events will join delegations
for a joint plenary session with over 700 leaders in apprenticeship, trades
employment/training and human resources, to reveal and discuss a new national
framework to advance Aboriginal participation in trades and apprenticeship.
    The delegation will learn how a collective and national approach to
increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal people in trades could
create opportunities for Aboriginal people, and aggressively advance a
home-made solution to Canada's shortage of skilled trades workers.
    
    Date:      Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    Time:      10:30 am
    

    Chief Harry Cook of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band in Saskatchewan shares
    his story as a successful welder, chief and entrepreneur.
    
    Date:      Tuesday, June 10, 2008
    Time:      1:30 pm
    

    Mike Holmes, Canada's Most Trusted Contractor, lends his support to the
    advancement of Aboriginal trades and apprenticeship
    
    Date:      Wednesday, June 11, 2008
    Time:      10:00 am
               Carson Hall (Salon C, Level Two)

    Location:  Carson Hall (Salon B/C, Level Two)
               Victoria Conference Centre, 720 Douglas Street, Victoria
    Who:       Aboriginal Human Resource Council
    Event:     National Aboriginal Human Resource Symposium; Building a
               Skilled and Untapped Apprenticeship Resource
    

    Major sponsors of the National Aboriginal Trades Symposium include: BC
Hydro and Human Resources and Social Development Canada, with supporting
sponsorship from Industry Training Authority and Nova Scotia Labour and
Workforce Development. Visit aboriginalhr.ca to view symposium program
details.





For further information:

For further information: PEGGY BERNDT, Director, Communications and
Marketing, Aboriginal Human Resource Council, c: (780) 720-1118, e:
pberndt@aboriginalhr.ca, w: aboriginalhr.ca

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