Education

History and Evolution of Canadian Aboriginal Employment Programming

History and Evolution of Canadian Aboriginal Employment Programming For almost twenty-five years responsibility for employment and training services for Canadian Aboriginal people has been under the direct control and management of Aboriginal labour market organizations. These are the second chance programs that pick up the pieces and provide access to new opportunities when the K-12 education system fails. Today the ... Read More »

STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics – STEM Producing sufficient numbers of graduates who are prepared for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) occupations has become a national priority in the United States. Astronaut John B. Herrington, Chickasaw, became the first American Indian in space. NASA sent Commander John Herrington to the International Space Station (ISS) on board the Endeavour in ... Read More »

Grand River Employment and Training (GREAT)

The Work Ready Aboriginal People (WRAP) Program is a program that targets Aboriginal Youth ages 18 -30 years old. The focus of the program is to provide an opportunity for Aboriginal Youth to gain exposure to a number of trades through attending various Union Training facilities. They also gain a number of safety certifications as these are needed to start ... Read More »

JOURNEYMAN

Journeyman Women in the skilled trades This is an enormous opportunity for women seeking secure, well-paid and fulfilling employment in challenging careers. Women can fill the gaps. Journeyman can help. This national program to promote, support and mentor women employed or considering employment within the unionized skilled construction trades was launched at the recent 2014 Canadian Building Trades Legislative Conference. ... Read More »

Value of Education

Adam Beach

Adam Beach is a prime example of ‘becoming skilled’ while not attending a regular academic institution. In a recent interview with Adam, he says that he dropped out of school after Grade Ten to pursue an acting career. Adam’s attempts to continue Grade Eleven were put to a halt because of job offers to perform theatre. After a second attempt ... Read More »

Industry Training Authority (ITA)

Studying for a skilled trade means spending about 80{62de5bde3b84fd7379fc2f8072f5b18478a14609f05a190db0183dce83778ef7} of your time working in it and 20{62de5bde3b84fd7379fc2f8072f5b18478a14609f05a190db0183dce83778ef7} in class, letting you earn while you learn. Red Seal trades give you the freedom to work anywhere in Canada without further certification, learn how: www.itabc.ca Read More »

Education Guide 2014

2014 Annual Education Guide for Native Students SAY Magazine’s 2014 Annual Education Guide for Native Students is now available on our Web Store. Read More »

North Dakota’s Tribal Colleges Economic Contribution

North Dakota TCs Have Positive Economic Impact on State – Having five tribal colleges in the state means millions of dollars for the North Dakota economy. Last year tribal colleges generated $182 million in the state. That was the total impact of direct and secondary spending by the colleges and their students identified in a report commissioned by the North ... Read More »

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