Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
June 21, 2018

Media Advisory: Minister Hawkins to Announce Settlement
and Integration Supports for Newcomers

The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, will join members of the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council, students and volunteers to announce funding for the Partakes’ Creative Sewing Atelier project, tomorrow (Friday, June 22) at 9:30 a.m. The event is being held at the office of the Refugee Immigrant Advisory Council, 2nd floor, 50 Harbour Drive, St. John’s.

The Creative Sewing Atelier project is a social enterprise established to support newcomer economic integration. There are currently 40 newcomers from more than 15 different countries participating in the program.

- 30 -

Media contact
Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
709-729-1795, 725-9595
ryancrocker@gov.nl.ca

2018 06 21                              2:55 p.m.