David Zimmer Minister of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation has said that “Our government is excited to join the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council to celebrate the completion of the First Nations Trade School renovations. By investing in new and improved classrooms, we’re creating opportunities for First Nations students to develop meaningful skills that will help them and their communities reach their full potential.”
Bill Mauro MPP for Thunder Bay Atikokan has said that “With the grand opening of the newly renovated First Nations Trade School at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School, students now have access to the tools needed to pursue a career in the trades.”
Ontario is celebrating the grand opening of the newly renovated First Nations Trade School at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School in Thunder Bay, which will provide students with hands-on training and prepare them for jobs in hospitality and the skilled trades.
The Ontario government provided funding to the Northern Nishnawbe Education Council(NNEC) to renovate three classrooms geared towards skilled trades. Renovations include:
- A new state-of-the-art manufacturing technology shop that will give students the tools they need to gain experience in welding.
- Improved ventilation, lighting and electrical systems for the school’s transportation technology shop.
- A new kitchen for the hospitality and tourism classroom to support expanded course offerings in food and nutrition.
Increasing learning opportunities for Indigenous students is one of many steps on Ontario’s journey of reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. It reflects the government’s commitment to work with Indigenous partners, creating a better future for everyone in the province.
Investing in skills training is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.