Collège Boréal Partners with the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières

Collège Boréal Partners with the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières

Timmins – January 31, 2017 – The Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières, in partnership with Collège Boréal, Destination réussite – volet 1, Élargir l’espace francophone, Métis Nation of Ontario and the Canadian and Provincial governments, are pleased to announce that, with the collaboration of the Mining Industry Resource Council (MiHR), the Mining Essentials program will be launched within the pilot project Destination — Mines for students at École secondaire catholique Thériault who wish to pursue a career in the mining industry.

This Specialist High Skills Major in the mining industry includes the following: heavy equipment training, a Dual Credit course focusing on the Métis culture, a cooperative education placement in the mining area and the Introduction to Mining Exploration course, all leading to a certification in Mining Essentials. This one of a kind learning opportunity will prepare students for the workforce as well as allow employers to hire local, highly qualified, and autonomous employees. Furthermore, this endeavour will also contribute to our local economic development.

Students enrolled in the program with (left to right) Mr. Ron Lévesque, Heavy Equipment Instructor, Mr. Daniel Giroux, President of Collège Boréal, Mrs. Chantal Côté, Metis Culture Instructor, and France Picotte, Member of Collège Boréal’s Board of Governors.

“This is a first for our francophone students at École secondaire catholique Thériault and we are so pleased. Thanks to this collaborative effort with our partners, our students will benefit from this golden opportunity and gain experience in the mining sector. This pilot project is an incredible learning experience for our students and it will also benefit the mining sector in gaining skilled employees at the entry level positions.”
– Lorraine Presley, Director of education at the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières

“Community collaboration initiatives, such as this one, allow organizations to consolidate their efforts to reach a common goal. Collège Boréal is proud to contribute to this unique program offering that will not only help train the next generation of qualified workers, but also foster the sustainable development of the Franco-Ontarian community.”
– Daniel Giroux, Collège Boréal President

May this unique experience benefit all participating francophone students, as well as all program partners.

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Contact:

Richard Loiselle
Director – Language Planning Policy and Communications
Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes Rivières
705 267 1421, ext. 245
richard.loiselle@cscdgr.education


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