TNDC was pleased to participate in the 2017 Tahltan Employment Fair, held on March 31 and April 1 in Dease Lake. This is an annual event which brings together community members from within and outside Tahltan territory to learn about employment opportunities.
TNDC was one of 20 organizations that participated, which included exploration, mining, construction and supply companies, post-secondary institutions and the RCMP, sharing information about their businesses and the types of employment and training opportunities they offer.
For TNDC, spring and summer brings an increase in business activities and seasonal employment opportunities in our camp services and heavy construction divisions, resulting from the increased exploration, industrial and civil activities occurring in the region. Camp service positions include janitorial, housekeeping, kitchen help, bakers and chefs. Heavy construction positions include heavy duty mechanics welders, operators and truck drivers, and shuttle drivers.
TahltanWorks, the employment and training arm of the Tahltan Central Government (TCG), hosted the event. To encourage learning among the youth, a quiz was held with questions submitted by participating organizations, which required attendees to visit booths to obtain the answers.
The event is a major attraction for community members of all ages. More than 100 people attended the event over two days from as far away as Good Hope Lake in the north, and Smithers and Terrace in the south.
The event enabled TNDC to connect with Tahltan members, our business partners and mining resource companies involved in exploration, development and mine operations. Participating companies included TNDC’s business partner Geotech Drilling Services and exploration and mining companies Skeena Resources, Red Chris Mine, Brucejack Mine and others.
The TNDC booth was staffed by members of our Dease Lake management and human resources team. In addition to contributing door prizes, TNDC held a raffle for visitors to our booth for a mountain bike (won by Colleen Skubovius).
We established the Tahltan Macro Industries Joint Venture with TNDC in 2009. Macro is very satisfied with the relationship we have with TNDC. The company has a reputation of being a solid and reputable business corporation, that emphasizes value added partnerships and business developments. We look forward to working with TNDC in future opportunities.Darcy FriesenManager of Business Development & Special Projects, Macro Industries
We’ve completed a number of projects though our FrontierMEDEX Tahltan Ltd. partnership since we became a partner back in 2007. It’s been extremely positive. TNDC has been terrific to work with and we’re looking forward to continuing to build the business partnership.Ryan SteilPast General Manger, Canada, FrontierMEDEX Canada Ltd.
Ledcor recognized the benefits offered through the Tahltan’s local expertise and experience, and welcomed the opportunity to involve community members in projects. We established Tahltan-Ledcor Joint Venture back in 1991 when we managed construction on the Eskay Creek mine. We value the partnership with TNDC and look forward to the opportunities ahead within Tahltan traditional territory.Rodger McLeanPast Business Development & Aboriginal Relations Manager, Ledcor
TNDC is a great place to work. The atmosphere in the office is friendly, open, and honest, and there is always humour and laughter. I like that TNDC maintains an active approach of hiring locally and offers training within that position. Employees are highly encouraged and supported to advance professionally, which ripples into advancing personally as well.Rhonda QuockOffice Manager, TNDC
Sodexo Canada has been a partner with TNDC since 2002, providing complete camp management through Spatsizi Remote Services. During this time we have worked on many projects, and employed many Tahltan members. It’s been very positive, and the business relationships have formed long lasting personal and business friendships.Ivor MacGregorVice President, Operations, Sodexo Canada Ltd.
I’ve worked in several areas during my 11+ years with TNDC, and it’s been a great company to work for. It is well run, well respected, and has played a vital role in the growth and stability of the Nation. It’s a great source of pride and resource for the Tahltan people, and I’m proud to be a part of it.Carol DanielsonAccounts Manager, TNDC