Victoria Recognizes Private Sector-First Nation Partnership
Prince George, B.C – The provincial government has recognized a special partnership between modular construction giant Britco and the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation.
Jobs Minister Shirley Bond did so last night at a special dinner co-hosted by both groups at a downtown restaurant.
She says Langley based Britco arrived in Prince George about a year ago and has four employees in their office – two of which are First Nations
“This speaks to a much bigger issue, it’s the opportunity to engage and employ First Nations right across the province and Britco has a number of similar partnerships in other parts of the province.”
Brtico president Mike Ridley called the recognition from Bond “fantastic” and says hiring aboriginals is something the company takes great pride in.
“In B.C. about 10% of our overall workforce is aboriginal. It’s very important to us. We’ve been very fortunate to work in those communities and to have them as part of our workforce is great.”
Bond’s announcement was part of a government program called Job Makers, where they take the opportunity to tell the story of unique partnerships.