Partners Aim To Create More Metis IT Workers

Wednesday, June 03, 2009 at 16:48



The Metis Nation of Saskatchewan has signed a new partnership with IBM.


The agreement is meant to increase Metis people’s participation in the information technology sector through employment, education and training.


Under the partnership, camps designed to encourage youth to stay in school and explore careers in science and technology will be held in the province.


IBM will also provide access to a software program designed to improve literacy in selected Aboriginal schools.


The agreement was also signed by the Ministry of First Nations and Metis Relations, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, and Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Advanced Education, Employment and Labour.


The Aboriginal Employment Development Agreement with IBM will also benefit First Nations.