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Canada : Government of Canada supports Aboriginal skills development in Dorchester.

Robert Goguen, Member of Parliament for Moncton Riverview Dieppe and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice, today announced a Government of Canada investment to provide skills development opportunities for Aboriginal people in Dorchester. The announcement was made on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development.

Our government s top priority is job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, said Mr. Goguen. That is why we work with organizations like the Fort Folly First Nation to ensure Aboriginal people are able to take full advantage of economic opportunities.

Through the Fort Folly First Nation project, participants will receive training, certifications and experience related to biological field work and data management. They will also obtain training in web design and management. In addition, participants will attend workshops to improve their office skills and help them secure full-time employment.

This Government of Canada investment from the Skills and Partnership Fund in this Fort Folly First Nation project will help Aboriginal people get access to good jobs and participate in Canada s robust economy.

Fort Folly First Nation has been an important participant in species at risk conservation and restoration within Fort Folly s traditional territory since the 1990 s always with a focus on engaging and involving its youth, said Mr. Joe Knockwood, Chief of the Fort Folly First Nation. The Skills and Partnership Fund has been a great help to us in achieving our goals of giving our youth the capacity and skills needed to find lasting employment opportunities.

The Skills and Partnership Fund is part of the Government s approach to help First Nations, Metis and Inuit people get training and work experience to secure sustainable, meaningful employment.

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