The federal government is providing $2.6 million to Professional Aboriginal Testing Organization Inc. (PLATO) to support its Sault Ste. Marie facility.
PLATO trains Indigenous workers to test software before it goes to market. The Fredericton, N.B.-headquartered company set up shop in September, 2018.
That office draws on workers from the Garden River and Batchewana First Nations, along with the local Métis community, and is expected to employ up to 60 people.
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