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SCA, SITT come together to increase Indigenous trades employment – Daily Commercial News

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 2018133 Views

May 9, 2018

Saskatchewan’s construction industry is joining forces with educators to bring more Indigenous people into long-term employment in the trades.

The Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA) previously had a job coach contract position paid for by the federal government through the Skills Link Employment Program, but funding was limited, explained SCA president Mark Cooper.

“We connect youth to the industry with an 85 per cent success rate, but we have 36 weeks of funding for 52 weeks in a year,” he said.

By joining forces with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SITT), Cooper said, the SCA was able to fill the gap and at the same time bring an underrepresented group into construction.

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