Seabridge Gold Contributes $100,000 towards Aboriginal Essential Skills Upgrading in Northwestern British Columbia.
VANCOUVER, Jan. 26, 2012 /CNW/ - Seabridge Gold Inc. (TSX: SEA) (NYSE
Amex: SA) is proud to announce its contribution of $100,000 to the
British Columbia Aboriginal Mine Training Association (BC AMTA). This
contribution will help fund the delivery of an essential skills
upgrading program in three Aboriginal communities in northwestern BC.
Seabridge presented the cheque to BC AMTA at a reception held at the
2012 Mineral Exploration Roundup conference in Vancouver, BC.
"Responsible mine development is about finding ways to ensure that the
benefits of mining are shared, and that includes hiring locally and
supporting economic development in regions where projects are based, "
said Jay Layman, Seabridge's Executive Vice President and Chief
Operating Officer. "Our contribution to BC AMTA's Pathways to Success
program was the right decision for us to make."
The Pathways to Success (P2S) program provides Aboriginal candidates
access to learning tools and resources to enhance their overall
employability. P2S incorporates workplace based training, job readiness
and skills enhancement, with a focus on helping students to develop
literacy skills (including reading, writing and numeracy) so that they
can attain the necessary prerequisites for occupational training.
Seabridge's contribution will support the delivery of three, 10-person
PS2 training programs in Gitanyow, Gitxsan and Tahltan communities.
"With so much development underway in northwestern BC, it's already
becoming a challenge for exploration and mining projects to find the
people they need for their BC projects," says Laurie Sterritt, BC
AMTA's Executive Director. "Seabridge's contribution clearly
demonstrates they understand that workforce capacity development in
Aboriginal communities is a way to deliver business results. We hope
other companies recognize the importance of investing in educational
programs like this, not only to benefit their financial bottom lines,
but to create measurable impacts in the communities where they wish to
Canada's mining sector is growing at twice the rate of the economy with
a forecasted shortfall of almost 100,000 workers over the coming
decade. In BC alone, it's estimated the industry will need 15,000
additional workers over the next 10 years, at a time of strong economic
growth in the province, and amid fierce competition from other
provinces and industries for labour with similar skill sets. Attracting
under-represented groups to the mining industry - such as members of
Canada's Aboriginal communities, as well as women, immigrants and
person with disabilities- is critical to ensure a strong provincial and
national mining sector for years to come.
About Seabridge Gold Inc.
Seabridge holds a 100% interest in several North American gold projects.
The Company's principal assets are the KSM property located near
Stewart, British Columbia, Canada and the Courageous Lake gold project
located in Canada's Northwest Territories. For more information, visit www.seabridgegold.net.
Video with caption: "Seabridge Gold Contributes $100,000 towards Aboriginal Essential Skills Upgrading in Northwestern British Columbia. ". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20120126_C6533_VIDEO_EN_9244.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20120126_C6533_PHOTO_EN_9244.jpg&clientName=Seabridge%20Gold%20Inc%2E&caption=Seabridge%20Gold%20Contributes%20%24100%2C000%20towards%20Aboriginal%20Essential%20Skills%20Upgrading%20in%20Northwestern%20British%20Columbia%2E%20&title=SEABRIDGE%20GOLD%20INC%2E%20%2D%20Seabridge%20Gold%20Contributes%20%24100%2C000%20towards%20Aboriginal%20Essential%20Skills%20Upgrading%20in%20Northwestern%20British%20Columbia&headline=Seabridge%20Gold%20Contributes%20%24100%2C000%20towards%20Aboriginal%20Essential%20Skills%20Upgrading%20in%20Northwestern%20British%20Columbia
Image with caption: "Seabridge Gold with regulators on the Mitchell Deposit at the KSM Project in northwestern British Columbia. (CNW Group/Seabridge Gold Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120126_C6533_PHOTO_EN_9242.jpg
Image with caption: "L to R: Brent Murphy and Jay Layman (Seabridge Gold) with Laurie Sterritt (BC AMTA). (CNW Group/Seabridge Gold Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120126_C6533_PHOTO_EN_9243.jpg
SOURCE Seabridge Gold Inc.
For further information:
106 Front Street East, Suite 400, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1E1
Telephone: (416) 367-9292 Facsimile: (416) 367-2711 firstname.lastname@example.org