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Caldwell, Leamington Partnership Creating Jobs

Under a new partnership, members of the Caldwell First Nation will get hands-on training from the Municipality of Leamington on how to run a municipality.

Mayor John Paterson says the partnership grew out of a previous agreement to provide training to run Towle Harbour. The First Nation has hired it’s equivalent of a chief administrative officer and eventually plans to hire staff to provide other municipal services to its members.

“We’ll be hooking them up with our finance department, the engineering department — basically, everything to run their own municipality because the Caldwells are a government unto themselves.” Read More

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Lambton College and Kettle & Stony Point First Nation partner to open new satellite entrepreneurship office

After securing a $90-million federal deal last fall, the Chippewas of Kettle & Stony Point First Nation are now positioning themselves for economic growth.

Officials with the First Nation band and Lambton College gathered Thursday to open their joint satellite entrepreneurship office inside the Kettle & Stony Point administration building northeast of Sarnia.

“There’s so many jobs and so many opportunities that are going to arrive in those two communities over the coming five to 10 years that it just made sense that we open up a small business incubator at Kettle & Stony Point,” said Jon Milos, the college’s director of entrepreneurship. Read More.

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Lambton College partners with Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation to launch a satellite location of The Cube

SARNIA, March 24, 2016 – In an ongoing commitment to foster the entrepreneurial spirit of the local community, Lambton College is pleased to announce a brand new partnership with the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation (KSPFN) to establish a satellite hub of The Cube, the College’s on-campus entrepreneurial incubator.

The Cube at Kettle & Stony Point (KSP) is a collaborative effort between Lambton College and the local First Nation community and will focus on providing entrepreneurial education and start-up support for residents of KSPFN.

The official announcement was made earlier today during the First Nation’s 3rd Annual Career Resource Job Fair, which took place at Hillside School.

The new satellite location was established in a joint effort between the two organizations to promote entrepreneurship within the First Nation economy. Read More.