Aboriginals key to tackling labour shortage

But concerns about skills, education, experience among challenges: Reports

Each year, five Aboriginal workers participate in a four-year apprenticeship program at Alberta-Pacific Forest Industries (Al-Pac) in Boyle, Alta. The company works with the local Aboriginal community to specifically target workers who may be interested in apprenticeships for millwrights, pipefitters, electrical or heavy- duty technicians or power engineers, said Mike Pelletier, HR business unit leader.

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