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Women in Technology training program offered in Timmins and Moose Factory

Tuesday February 11, 2014

Northern College and the Timmins Native Friendship Centre have partnered up to deliver a new training program geared towards Aboriginal Women in and around Timmins and also Moose Factory.

Women in Technology is an innovative training program that is fully funded by the Canadian Women’s Foundation and has a main focus on developing computer skills over the course of the 10-week program. The program is being offered at no cost to participants.

Women in Technology will teach students how to operate Microsoft Office, which is a software program used in most work places and includes the applications Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

The program will also assist the students with developing employability and life skills, and will also give the students a chance to create and refine their resumes and cover letters. Interview skills will also be taught.

Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College, said, “at Northern College we strongly believe that collaboration between educational institutions, employers, and community organizations is of great benefit to our communities.”

“Partnerships like the one we have with the Timmins Native Friendship Centre allow us to develop innovative programming based on community need,” Gibbons said.

Gibbons stated that this type of program could lead to successful futures not only for the students, “but for entire organizations and our communities in turn.”

The Moose Cree Education Authority has also partnered with Northern College to deliver the Women in Technology program in Moose Factory this spring.

The Timmins program will run from February 10 to April 25.

For more information, please contact Kate Quinn at 705-235-3211 ext. 2211 or by emailing quinnk@northern.on.ca, or Stephanie Fisher at 705-268-6262 or by emailing sfisher@tnfc.ca.


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