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 needs.
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 (mining) operation.
- 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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