Agreement To Develop Michelins Aboriginal Workforce

first_img Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. today, Nov. 20, signed anagreement to work with Nova Scotia and Ottawa to developemployment opportunities for Aboriginal people at its threeplants in the province. The agreement was signed by Michael Baker, Nova Scotia’s Ministerof Aboriginal Affairs, Robert Nault, Minister of Indian Affairsand Northern Development, Janet Kennedy, director of humanresources for Michelin North America (Canada) Inc., Don Julian,Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq and Chief Blair Francis, Union ofNova Scotia Indians. “Michelin is taking a positive step toward helping youngAboriginals find future employment in Nova Scotia,” said Mr.Baker. Under the agreement, the parties will work together to enhanceAboriginal employment in Michelin’s Nova Scotia operations. Michelin will conduct an inventory of its plants and identifypotential job opportunities. The federal government, through the Aboriginal WorkforceParticipation Initiative (AWPI), will help communicate theinformation to Aboriginal organizations who will use it todevelop training programs, help with career choices and takeadvantage of business opportunities. ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS–Agreement To Develop Michelin’s AboriginalWorkforcelast_img read more