20 July, 2010
Dumas Recognizes Mining Program Aboriginal Graduates
TIMMINS, ONTARIO, 20 July 2010 – Dumas Contracting Ltd. (“Dumas”) is pleased to announce the graduation of seven Aboriginal students, from the Underground Mining Core Training Program at Crowflight Minerals Inc.’s (Crowflight) Bucko Lake Mine.
The students from Northern Manitoba, Canada undertook the six-month program which was established in 2008. The program is an important part of Dumas’ commitment to providing training opportunities for Aboriginal people with a view to real employment prospects within the Canadian mining industry.
The training program, a combination of theory and hands-on training, is delivered through a partnership between Northern Manitoba Sector Council, University College of the North (UCN), Cross Lake First Nation, Wabowden Community Council, Manitoba Métis Federation, Manitoba Keewatinook Ininew Okimowin, Employment Manitoba, Crowflight and Dumas, who all committed to assist in the development and success of the training program and its graduates.
On 11 June 2010, the students were recognized at a graduation ceremony held in Wabowden. The Honorable Dave Chomiak, Minister of Innovation, Energy and Mines, Steve Davies, Chief Operating Officer of Crowflight, and Wabowden Mayor, Reg Meade attended the event along with more than 80 other people.
Dumas President and Chief Executive Officer Daniel Dumas congratulated the graduates on their achievement.
“Dumas is proud to recognize these graduates. Their achievement is testament to their hard work and dedication over the last six months.” Said Mr. Dumas.
“We trust that this qualification will provide the graduates with a strong foundation for a safe and rewarding career within the mining industry.”
These students make up just the second cohort to graduate from the new program. In May 2009, nine students graduated from the first program and all went on to secure full-time employment at the Bucko Lake Mine.
Dumas is one of Canada’s most successful underground mining contractors. Dumas specializes in technically challenging underground mining projects in mine construction, mine development, mine services and engineering. For more information visit www.dumasmining.com.
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