The Quebec government announces its support for the implementation of the First Nations management training program
THE CITY OF QUEBEC, November 26, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – In the wake of the Great Aboriginal Economic Circle and Quebec, Premier François Legault announced today that the Government of Quebec will support the training program for First Nations executives at HEC Montréal. Over the next five years, $ 10 million funds will be allocated to ensure the long-term continuity of the initiative.
The programs offered are aimed specifically at First Nations leaders and entrepreneurs and will be developed in collaboration with them to ensure that the training meets their needs.
The First Nations Executive Education program aims to promote economic development by and for First Nations. It will promote the emergence of a solid new generation of leaders from the First Nations who will play a key role in the development of the autonomy of Aboriginal communities, organizations and businesses.
“The achievement of the Great Economic Circle of Indigenous Peoples and Quebec shows our willingness to pool our common talents to jointly shape the future of our economy. Through the creation of the First Nations Executive Education program, we will jointly support a new generation of Indigenous leaders and entrepreneurs who can influence, inspire and prosper within and beyond their communities. I would like to pay tribute to at Manon Jeannotte and Ken rock initiative and thank HEC Montréal for its invaluable participation in the project. Indigenous peoples, Quebec businesses and Quebec as a whole are winners when we work together. “
François Legault, Premier of Quebec
“Our institutions have encouraged in recent years the establishment of educational resources developed by and for First Nations and Inuit, which justify having the means to achieve self-determination and become key players in our collective prosperity. . The establishment of the First Nations Executive The education program perfectly embodies this desire. I hope that its creation will quickly increase the number of Aboriginal leaders, both for the benefit of their communities and of all Quebecers.
Ian Lafrenière, Minister responsible for Native Affairs
The training sessions will last from one to eight days and will be offered simultaneously in French and English. Participants will receive a separate certificate.
The content of the training sessions will be inspired by HEC programs and will be separated into two parts: executive directors and business leaders.
Trainers will come from universities and the business world.
The programs will be offered in Montreal or directly in the communities in face-to-face, hybrid or entirely online mode.
SOURCE Office of the Premier
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