BHP Billiton believes in strengthening society and helping create a sustainable future by making a broader contribution to the communities and regions in which they operate.
"We had a need for a First Nations skills and inventory database. Beagle took our idea and made it a reality." Ken Smith, BHP Billiton
BHP Billiton responded to the needs of First Nation communities to connect with Industry by partnering with . The challenge was to create a system to collect, organize and understand the skills inventories of Indigenous people with the goal of matching individuals with industry careers and training.
We worked closely with the Saskatchewan First Nations Natural Resource Centre of Excellence to create EXPORT The Indigenous Marketplace. EXPORT is a Skills Inventory and Vendor registration database connects companies with skilled and trained First Nations people, along with Pre-Qualified First Nations Owned Vendors. EXPORTDATA.ca focuses on four main areas:
Individuals: Gives access to job and training opportunities with the ability to create an online profile and access a personal resume builder.
Indigenous Businesses: Creates greater accessibility with Industry and Government partners.
Indigenous Communities: Leadership has access to member data and reports, forecasts, scholarships, a community website and tools to assist with capacity building and job creation.
Corporate Partners: Companies looking to hire contractors or employees can effectively engage Indigenous Communities.