by Owen Fitzgerald, Ex. Director, Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office

(Top Right) Matthew MacDonald, Bricklayer. (Bottom Right) Travis Paul-Sprinkler installer.

(Top Right) Matthew MacDonald, Bricklayer. (Bottom Right) Travis Paul-Sprinkler installer.

More than a dozen local Aboriginals are part of the construction crew for the new Membertou School now under construction. The Unama’ki Economic Benefits Office, through its training program, NSAEP, is thrilled to have been able to partner with Membertou, working with the prime contractor, helping promote and recruit, and even train some of these individuals. Glad to see Membertou applying an “Aboriginal First” procurement policy. It’s showing results. There were at least a dozen local Aboriginals working on site.

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