Joint Programs Connecting Aboriginals to Manufacturing (CAM)
UWinnipeg and MITT
Connecting Aboriginals to Manufacturing (CAM) is a workforce development project aimed at increasing the number of skilled workers across Manitoba's manufacturing sector and equipping Aboriginal individuals on reserves with the necessary skill set to pursue an entry level manufacturing career. Workplace Education Manitoba, funded by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, in consultation with CME, major manufacturers and Aboriginal organizations built the model and selected the training partners. The University provides the academic and business component through Professional, Applied and Continuing Education (PACE), and Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology provides the technical courses in manufacturing. The first cohort of students in this eight month long, full time program are from Peguis First Nation and Fisher River Cree Nation communities with a significant portion of the program delivered on site in those communities.