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).