Aboriginal people benefit from program

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Aboriginal people interested in getting into trades can once again take advantage of a Medicine Hat College program. The twenty week pre-employment trades program starting October 6, and is available to Aboriginal Peoples, including First Nations and Metis at no cost. To qualify, those individuals must be unemployed, underemployed or have their employment threatened. The program, which is in its second year, provides an introduction to the various trades offered at the college including carpentry, electrical, pipefitting and welding. It is designed to give students hands-on experience in the labs and is available to individuals who have not yet received their GED. The Program is being offered by the college in partnership with SAAMIS Aboriginal Employment and Training Association