CALGARY, July 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Long-term employment opportunities and
community enhancements are just some of the benefits of a new
partnership announced between West Moberly First Nations and Tarpon
Energy Services Ltd. The joint venture, named 'Tarpon WestMo Services
Ltd.', will supply electrical and instrumentation services, controls
systems and steel building solutions to the energy sector in
northeastern British Columbia. The agreement also includes community
investment initiatives focused largely on youth.
"This joint venture aims to create new opportunities for the Nation and
help Tarpon market its services and expand its presence in the West
Moberly area," said John Henry, President & CEO of Tarpon Energy
Services. "We look forward to building mutually beneficial
relationships and conducting business in a way that supports,
strengthens and includes the traditional values and approaches of the
West Moberly community."
"We are always looking for ways to advance our Nation and provide
industry with opportunities to get involved with WestMo," said Chief
Roland Willson of West Moberly First Nations. "Through the joint
venture with Tarpon, we will benefit from the long-term employment,
training and community development initiatives."
As part of the joint-venture agreement, Tarpon has engaged Impact
Society, a non-profit organization, to develop a customized community
enrichment plan for West Moberly First Nations. The plan focuses on
helping community members, especially youth, understand and develop the
strengths, skills and abilities necessary for the betterment of their
lives and future generations. Willson also expressed excitement about
working with the local school district to bring Impact Society's
programs into the classroom. "Talk about effecting change," said
Willson. "The pebble has been thrown and the ripples are commencing."
Tarpon has been involved with Impact Society since 2005 to make a
positive difference in the lives of youth by providing them with the
tools and resources to make good decisions. "We want to emphasize to
youth the importance of staying in school so they can qualify and take
advantage of the many apprenticeship and trade opportunities we have to
offer," said Henry. "With ongoing labour shortages in the energy
sector, the need for skilled tradespeople will be critical in
sustaining economic growth."
About West Moberly First Nations
The community is located at the west end of Moberly Lake, approximately
90 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John, British Columbia. It has one
reserve situated on 2033.6 hectares and vast traditional lands that
have a lasting historical presence in the area. For more information,
please visit http://www.treaty8.bc.ca/communities/westmoberly.php
About Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.
Tarpon Energy Services Ltd. is a leading supplier of electrical and
instrumentation services, control systems and steel building solutions.
We provide a comprehensive range of services worldwide from design and
engineering to project management, construction, commissioning and
maintenance. With an extensive network of locations and a highly
skilled and dedicated workforce, Tarpon's best-in-class service is
unparalleled. We have built a solid reputation for safety, quality,
reliability and technical expertise that our clients have come to
expect. For more information, please visit www.tarponenergy.com
About Impact Society
Impact Society is a leader in youth development and has helped over
150,000 youth across Canada discover their strengths, make good
choices, and build strong character. Impact Society offers HEROES®, a
nation-wide experiential-learning program that works to create positive
outcomes for youth, by building the characteristics that contribute to
their ability to have greater resilience. Studies show that youth who
know who they are and where they are going do better in school and
life. HEROES® and Impact Society's other related programs are made
available to youth through schools, community agencies, local police
services, and other partnerships. For more information, please visit www.impactsociety.com
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