A new project at Ocean Man First Nation will teach valuable hands-on skills to several students while building a tiny house for the community.
The Tiny House Project was officially launched Monday. It is the second Essential Skills project of its kind, delivered in partnership by Parkland College, Yorkton Tribal Council, Ocean Man First Nation, and the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission.
Over the next five months, several students will have the opportunity to learn construction skills as well as life and employability skills. By the end of June, the students will build an environmentally responsible tiny house from the ground up.
Some of the building materials, tools, and appliances will be donated. The finished home will be awarded to a family within the community.
“Parkland College is pleased to be working with such committed and generous partners in providing robust training and experiential learning opportunities for our Indigenous youth,” said Dr. Mark Hoddenbagh, Parkland College President & CEO. “That this project will provide a wonderful home for community members is an added bonus.”
The Tiny House project is also supported by Indigenous Services Canada.
About Parkland College:
Parkland College provides high quality, learner centred education and training as a foundation for lifelong success. The College offers a superior learning and campus experience for all students through quality programming and services. Students can get started on their careers by completing university classes, full degrees, and skills training and trades certificates. Parkland College also delivers high school upgrading, safety training, and corporate/professional development.
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