Education and Training

Indspire Scholarship

Noront partnered with Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards in 2014 to create the The Noront Resources Aboriginal Award in Memory of Paul Semple.  Since 2014, over 25 awards have been presented to students in post secondary education including technical programs or apprenticeships.

Preference is given to students from: Aroland, Attawapiskat, Constance Lake, Eabametoong,
Ginoogamang, Long Lake #58, Marten Falls, Mishkeegogamang, Neskantaga, Nibinamik, Webequie and any graduates from the Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA).

Application deadlines are February 1, August 1, and November 1 annually.

Click here for more information or to apply.

If you have any questions please contact:

Kaitlyn Ferris
Manager, Human Resources & Corporate Responsibility
416-367-1444 ext. 130 or 807-632-8103

Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance

Noront has partnered with Matawa First Nations’ Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETs) and Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology in Thunder Bay to create The Ring of Fire Aboriginal Training Alliance (RoFATA). This innovative program will help prepare local Aboriginal people for employment in the mining sector by providing skills-based training and guidance to long-term career paths.

In 2013, RoFATA received $5.9-million from the Canada’s Federal Skills and Partnership Fund. With this funding in place, an introduction to mining, nine specialized training and six pre-trade courses were delivered to Matawa First Nations members. Many courses were offered in local First Nation communities and others in Thunder Bay. The length of training varies from 2 to 20 weeks.

To date, over 400 Matawa First Nation community members have completed RoFATA training.

Click here for more information or to apply.

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