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Outland Celebrates Closing Ceremonies of the 15th Year of FNNRYEP

August 2014

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The Closing Ceremonies held on August 14th, 2014 marked the conclusion of the 15th year of the First Nations Natural Resources Youth Employment Program, provided jointly by Outland Camps and Confederation College. A media release from Confederation College contained the following:

“Primarily based at the Outland Camps Firesteel location just west of Upsala, ON, each participant had opportunity to earn up to two high school co-op credits in addition to their program certificate.  This is made possible through a partnership with the Long Lake 58 Education Authority. 

Participants, aged 16-19, earned their graduation certificates after completing six weeks of work and training, designed to expose them to natural resources career paths and help prepare them for post-secondary education in the field.  A partnership between Outland Camps and Confederation College, FNNRYEP has provided employment and learning opportunities for First Nations youth since 2000.  Since its inception, the program has successfully trained over 325 participants across 45 northern Ontario First Nation communities, launching numerous careers in the natural resources sector.”

“Outland and all of our program partners are proud to celebrate the accomplishments of our participants this year.  We can see how they are growing into confident, independent and self-sufficient young individuals who will be able to share the values they’ve learned with their communities, including ownership, pride and the importance of practicing safe work procedures.  They are also walking away with new friendships and many fun memories, which will hopefully inspire them all to continue down this educational path. Outland is proud to have been involved in the delivery of the FNNRYEP for the past 15 years, since the program’s inception.”  
— Dave Bradley, Owner/Manager, Outland Camps

For the full article, please visit http://www.confederationc.on.ca/FNNRYEP

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