Thursday, November 4, 2010

LATP's High Volume of Applicants For Funding Has No Effect on Other Aboriginal Funding Groups

Lately the Labrador Aboriginal Training Partnership (LATP) is having to turn away applicants in search for post secondary education.

Keith Jacque is the Executive Director of LATP.

He says they are turning away people looking for funding because they have a specific budget for each of Labradors aboriginal groups.

Keith says they have approximately 300 people either in training at post secondary schools or doing on-the-job training.

He says although they’ve been receiving a high volume of applicants, it doesn't create any type of competition with the other aboriginal funding groups.

Jacque adds that this is because they all work in close collaboration with each other.

LATP is a partnership between Labrador's three aboriginal groups, the Innu Nation, Nunatsiavut Government and the Labrador Métis Nation.

They are also in partnership with Nalcor Energy.

He says the partnership is to oversee a wide-ranging of training and employment plans for the Lower Churchill Project.

Jacque says this will prepare individuals for employment opportunities in Labrador.

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