Ten Cree students took advantage of the Niskamoon Agreement between Hydro-Quebec and the Crees and became the first to graduate from the Centre Polymetier in Rouyn-Noranda.
They finished the course in Automated Systems in Electro Mechanics, which was taught in French to more smoothly integrate the students into the workplace at Hydro-Quebec.
The graduation was held at the Hotel des Gouverneurs in Rouyn-Noranda, June 3.
The project was first initiated by the Apatisiwin Corporation, which has since been taken over by the Niskamoon Corporation.
Below are the graduates in Automated Systems in Electro Mechanics:
Gordon Cookish – Chisasibi
Jason Loon – Mistissini
Lesley Mattawashish – Mistissini
Eric Grondin – Waswanipi
Russell Blackned – Waskaganish
onald Stephen – Waskaganish
Brian Sealhunter – Chisasibi
David Pachano – Chisasibi
Alain Fireman – Chisasibi
Frank Tapiatic – Chisasibi