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Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association Update

November 3, 2014

On November 3rd, the Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association (AMTA) announced that it will be closing its doors. 

The Mining Association of BC would like to thank the talented and dedicated team at AMTA for their ongoing commitment to Aboriginal workforce development and congratulate them for their many success stories over the last four years.   Since 2010, AMTA has placed more than 1000 Aboriginal people into jobs, many within the mining industry, and has supported almost 500 individuals in pursuing trades-related training.

As one of the largest private sector employers of First Nations in BC, the mining industry is a strong supporter of programs like the Aboriginal Mentoring and Training Association.  MABC will continue to work with government to address the ongoing need for support for skills training and Aboriginal workforce development in BC.