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Demand for Indigenous potash workers leads to tailor-made training program at Cowessess – CBC

Apr 12, 2022

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A training program tailor-made for the potash industry and the Indigenous population has celebrated its first graduating class.

The course, called Digital Transformation in Potash Mining: Cowessess Edition, was designed after potash companies said they were having trouble recruiting Indigenous employees.

The students are considered employment-ready after eight weeks of classroom instruction in Cowessess followed by a two-week practicum at Mosaic’s K3 mine near Esterhazy.

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