For immediate release
December 15, 2020
The MHA for Labrador West, Jordan Brown, is applauding the mining industry for their collaboration in lobbying the provincial government to have localized training available in Labrador West. In October of 2020, Brown wrote the Minister of Education, and posed the question in the House of Assembly asking that labour training shortages be addressed.
“We have a strong mining industry in Labrador West that is a major economic contributor for the province and the country,” said Brown. “If someone had a skills gap that was directly related to the mining industry they had to travel to the island in order to gain their qualifications at a cost to them or their employer.”
With the signing of today’s Memorandum of Understanding, much needed training will now be more readily available in proximity of the industry in which they work. Brown’s focus now is to ensure that there is follow through on the agreement, and that the people of Labrador continue to be recognized for the contributions they make to the province.
“Often, Labradorians feel like their contributions to the province are forgotten, or overlooked for what they are”, Brown said today. “I would like to thank the industry, and its workers, for their collaboration on this and look forward to continuing to work with them to improve our local industries.”
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