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NWMO Investment in Education and Skills

NWMO Early Investment in Education and Skills

About this Program:

The Township of Huron-Kinloss Nuclear Waste Community Advisory Committee has partnered with the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to provide a program to help build capacity for Huron-Kinloss residents  to participate in the Adaptive Phased Management (APM) Project were it to come to this community. The program includes investments in training and education to equip community members, including youth to work at the Centre of Expertise, and in subsequent site preparation, construction and operation. These investments are intended to include transferable skills that could be applied to other projects or workplaces.

This program will be a pilot program for the first year. Program funding is $20,000.00 for the year and will be directly provided by the NWMO.

Program Opportunities

Focus on Youth

Support for Summer Science Camps

Youth up to the age of 29 are eligible to apply. Youth must be a resident of Huron-Kinloss. 50% of the registration fee funded up to $100.00 and the cost of transportation if required. Transportation can be arranged if required.

Summer 2017 Camp Opportunities

Skills Ontario Summer Camp Program:  Campers take part in hands-on counselor and industry-led workshops in the industrial, construction, motive power, services and technology sectors. Youth will explore careers in skilled trades through interactive games, industry tours and entrepreneurship programs.

Date: July 17-21, 2017     Location: Bruce Power, Tiverton ON

Cost: $175.00 per week per participant.

Grade 7 – 9 unless otherwise noted.

To register: Skills Ontario Camps

Receipt of payment to the Youth Camp is to accompany the completed application form. Pre-approval is required for transportation.

Discovery Western Science Camp: Discovery Western offers and exciting summer camp for youths with a special interest in science, engineering and technology.

Date: August 21-25, 2017              Location: Saugeen District Secondary School

Cost: $200.00 for five day week camp sessions, including L1-L5, L7, E2, Just for Girls, S1, S2 and PE. $160.00 for four day week camp sessions, including L6, Just for Girls. $250 per week for ENGventors & Maker camps, except those offered during L6 which is $200 per week, E2.  $225.00 per week for Engineering & Entrepreneurship.

Grade 2-8

To register: Discover Western Summer Camp

Receipt of payment to the Youth Camp is to accompany the completed application form.  Pre-approval is required for transportation.

Support for Continuing Skills Development

Support for general skills development and continuing education. Applicants must be a resident of the Township of Huron-Kinloss. 50% of the registration fee to refunded up to $1000.00

Course options may include: Project Management, computer literacy and skills, customer service and bookkeeping. Funding for transportation may be considered.  Lake Huron Learning Centre located in Kincardine provides a variety of continuing education courses.

To be eligible you must be a resident of Huron-Kinloss.  Pre-approval of your application is required.  Proof that you have completed the program will be required.  Limited funds are available.

Support for Youth Enrichment

Opportunities for funding to assist in providing workshops and learning experiences based on science to students in Huron-Kinloss.

Transportation to the Skills Ontario Competition for Kincardine District Secondary Students and F.E. Madill Secondary School students.

Support for Environmental Projects through Youth Funding

Funding up to $2500 to hire a youth with interest in the environment and environmental projects to work at the Bruce Botanical Food Gardens

For more information on the program please contact Kelly Lush, Program Coordinator at 519-395-3735 or klush@huronkinloss.com


Contact Us

Phone: 519-395-3735
Fax: 519-395-4107
Email: info@huronkinloss.com
21 Queen Street, P.O. Box 130, Ripley ON N0G 2R0

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