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Province invests in youth welding camp

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

The New Brunswick government has partnered with Wabanaki Communities to run welding camp this summer. Middle school Wabanaki students will have the opportunity to learn welding and fabrication skills, associated math, and safety skills.

Trade education provides students with experiential, hands-on learning,” said Education and Early Childhood Development Minister Dominic Cardy in the press release. “The camps provide students with an opportunity to learn new skills in an enjoyable and supportive environment.”

The department’s Office of First Nation Education previously partnered with the CWB Welding Foundation for the construction of the welding stations at Esgenoôpetitj and at Natoagenag (Eel Ground) First Nation.

A similar welding camp was offered last summer at both communities. The Office of First Nation Education continues to seek opportunities for partnerships in learning with Wabanaki communities across New Brunswick.

The welding camp at Esgenoôpetitj First Nation will take place from August 12 to 16. Students also had an opportunity to participate in a welding camp on Natoagenag (Eel Ground) First Nation in July.

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