Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council

Copyright 2010. DOTC.

The School Maintenance Training Program consists the following staff members who are regular employees of the DOTC. All employees are subject to the DOTC Administrative Policy Manual.

Head Office
Room 218, 2nd Floor - Miskwaanakwadook Place
(Long Plain First Nation #6, Band 287)
Box 338
Portage la Prairie, MB  R1N 3P7
Phone:  (204) 856-5584
Toll Free: 1-866-998-4734
Fax: (204) 856-5585

Stewart (Jamie) Meeches        Program Manager
Andrew Beaulieu Jr.               Maintenance Trainer
Vacant                                    Administration

School Maintenance Training Program

School Maintenance Training Program Staff

Stewart (Jamie) Meeches

Andrew Beaulieu Jr.

The School Maintenance Training Program (SMTP) was set up under the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council (DOTC) to develop the capacity of staff located within First Nations to effectively operate and maintain school facilities. The focus of this program is on the upkeep and maintenance of the community school facilities, as well as the functionality of their public works department.

The skill level of the personnel in the First Nation communities must be at a standard that ensure the facilities are operated and maintained properly, and ensure the health and safety of users and beneficiaries.

 objective of the program is to identify existing gaps, assess needs as they relate to building and maintenance personnel at the community level and to help insure that the schools facilities remain a healthy and safe place of learning. This training program is meant to compliment current technical support by providing training support for the maintenance of these facilities.

It is noted that that there are gaps in the effectiveness of the current community maintenance programs. The reason for the gaps in the effectiveness of community based building maintenance program vary from community to community but it is often affected by such factors, such as: operators skill level, remoteness of a community relative to urban centres, access to skilled outside trades and financial resources other than those provided by INAC.

A successful community based maintenance program requires effective parnerships. Implementation of the proposed training program will help bridge some of the identified gaps. Improved linkages will result in better enabling the communities to strengthen their community management and administration systems in order to address the effectiveness of the maintenance programs at that level. A sound public works maintenance program therefore covers a broad spectrum of activities.

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