Cost-shared Program To Train House Builders

Friday, May 22, 2009 at 14:18



Four hundred Metis and First Nations people could soon be working in the home-building industry, thanks to a new program.


The three-year program was announced Thursday. It’s expected to cost a total of $6.3 million.


The federal and provincial governments — along with aboriginal groups and the private sector — are combining forces to foot the bill.


Under the program, Metis and First Nations participants will get experience in all facets of affordable home construction.


The province is kicking in $2.3 million over three years, while the federal government is contributing another $3 million.


The private sector and Aboriginal groups are combining their efforts to provide the remaining $1 million.