BTA at the First Nations Power Authority Cleaner Energy Forum 2023

The First Nations Power Authority recently hosted their seventh annual Cleaner Energy Forum in Saskatoon. The Building Trades of Alberta’s Community and Indigenous Director Lyle Daniels was invited to speak at the second day of the forum.

Lyle captured the audience’s attention with a fantastic speech about the ways in which the corporate world can work the principles of reconciliation into the emerging renewable energy industries. To illustrate this, he pulled stories of his time conducting Indigenous awareness training for RCMP officers and his work in the Building Trades of Alberta which offers apprenticeship opportunities for many Indigenous youth. As Lyle told the audience of industry leaders, “My reconciliation plan is education.”

Lyle also talked about the need to provide opportunities for Indigenous youth to seek training without having to leave their communities as there are many opportunities for growth in the trades within these communities.

BTA is proud of the opportunities we offer Indigenous people seeking apprenticeships to get into the trades. Our Construction Hub is perfect resource to help Indigenous people and other under-represented groups enter the trades through training opportunities.

Thank you to the First Nations Power Authority for hosting these important discussions.

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