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Ontario-based Electrical College of Canada to offer electrical pre-apprentice program to the Six Nations community


February 25, 2011
By Alyssa Dalton

February 25, 2011

Grand River Employment and Training, an Aboriginal organization specializing in employment and training for the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory has announced a strategic partnership that will offer electrical pre-apprentice program to the local community through the Electrical College of Canada.

“In order to address this skill trade educational opportunity, we knew we had to find a partner that would be able to offer the training and education that suited our needs,” said Erin Monture, OSTTC Manager, Ogwehonwe Skills and Trades Training Centre. “We met with the Electrical College of Canada last year, and as a result of their experience and track record, a strategic partnership to offer electrical training within the Six Nations community was formed.”

One year later, 11 Six Nations students have successfully graduated from the pre-apprenticeship program.

“We are thrilled that Six Nations has chosen the Electrical College of Canada to deliver its pre-apprenticeship program to the Six Nations community,” said Ralph Cerasuolo, director of the Ontario-based college. “Classes are offered on-site at the Six Nations reserve with a 1 to 12 teacher-student ratio. We are extremely proud to say that the first graduating class average was eighty-four percent and the students were excited and engaged in creating this new opportunity for themselves.”