Minister Rodriguez announces expansion of Marine Training Program as part of OPP

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Canada’s Minister of Transport, Pablo Rodriguez, has announced the expansion of the Marine Training Program to the Western Arctic Marine Training Consortium (WAMTC) in Hay River, Northwest Territories. WAMTC will launch its inaugural program in January, offering local residents the skills and qualifications to gain meaningful employment in the marine industry. The Marine Training Program has been successful in reducing barriers and creating opportunities for underrepresented groups in the marine sector, with 1,117 students having graduated from various training courses to date. This expansion is part of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan (OPP), which aims to protect and preserve the country’s oceans and waterways while supporting economic growth and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and coastal communities.

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