Creating Opportunities in Mining for First Nations Communities; How training, employment and business development can boost the social value of any project.

Vancouver 2014
As exploration and mining companies build new relationships with First Nations communities around the globe, they may consider offering training, jobs and contract opportunities as a way of securing and maintaining social license. However, hiring and retaining local people for highly technical work can be very challenging and offering contract work to local companies can be even more challenging.

Join the Aboriginal Mine Training Association (AMTA), with its successful training and employment model and First Resources Impact Ventures (First Resources), an AMTA subsidiary, to learn how they engage with industry, educators, and communities to proactively remove barriers to education, employment and advancement for Aboriginal people in Canada.

During this interactive presentation you will:
• Hear practical and successful approaches to developing an inclusive, local workforce and supply chain;
• Discuss ways to effectively challenge the status quo with measureable goals for Aboriginal hires;
• Consider new approaches to engaging with business and community leaders, building trust and generating results.
Keywords: Managers, Supervisors
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