Mawio’mi 2017: Resource Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. Indigenous Youth Invite

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The Qalipu First Nation is pleased to announce that registration is now open for its sixth annual Aboriginal Business Forum, Mawio’mi 2017: Resource Innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Forum this year will be comprised of three event filled days; day one will feature a Youth Innovation Challenge, day two will showcase presentations from industry innovators in the Resource Sector, while day three will offer students an entrepreneurial workshop.

This year’s business forum will provide a unique opportunity for 26 youth from across the province. Qalipu First Nation will partner with Allen’s Fisheries and the College of the North Atlantic to offer the students an innovation challenge. The facilitated session will expose the post-secondary students to real-world industry situations while encouraging innovative solutions. This year’s participants will build skills as leaders, team players, innovative thinkers and entrepreneurs in solving this year’s industry challenge. On the final day of the Business Forum, the students participate in a seminar titled, “Introduction to Entrepreneurship as a Viable Career Option”, hosted by Chelsey Paterson of the Newfoundland and Labrador YMCA.

Qalipu First Nation is inviting youth to apply to attend this three-day forum being held March 21st-23rd, 2017 in Gander, NL.

*Open to all interested youth between 18-29

Applicants must be:

  • Between the ages of 19 to 30.

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity, you will need to submit a:

  • Verification of enrollment at a post-secondary institution

Limited space is available so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, but no later than 12 P.M. on Thursday, March 16, 2017. Accommodations, meals and a travel subsidy will be provided. Please note that the hotel requires a credit card for incidental purposes.  If you’re interested in this opportunity, please apply to: Mitch Blanchard via email mblanchard@qalipu.ca with subject line “Miawio’mi 2017 – Youth”

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest. Successful applicants will be notified by March 16th, 2017. Confirmation of attendance is required by March 17th, 2017 @ 4 P.M.

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