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Aboriginal youth participated in a unique camp this week, generating electricity by powering a model hydro-electric turbine with a super soaker water gun; harnessing the sun’s energy by building and racing a solar powered car; and having fun with BeetleBot, a little creature created by soldering complex circuits.

The Bright Futures camp, held by the Electricity Sector Council with CUPE’s support, was designed to draw attention to the opportunities for Aboriginal youth in the electricity and renewable energy industry.

“Not only does this reflect CUPE’s commitment to working to help build representative workplaces and overcoming the barriers Aboriginal communities face, it also highlights the importance of a green jobs development strategy,” said CUPE National President Paul Moist.