YTC ADULT TRAINING & EMPLOYMENT DEPARTMENT
Suite 102 – 506 Broadway St. W.
Yorkton, SK S3N 0P3
345 Broadway St. W.
To provide sponsorship and support to First Nations clients who are participating in Labour Market Activities which lead to potential employment.
YTC Adult Training & Employment Department consists of
- YTC Labour Force Development Program
- YTC Enhanced Service Delivery
- YTC First Nation Job Fund Program
These programs are intended to help our designated clientele to partake in training and/or education in order be more self-sustaining and to seek out meaningful employment in order to participate in the Canadian economy.
Yorkton Tribal Council Labour Force Development Program
The Yorkton Tribal Council Labour Force Development (YTC LFD) has implemented the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) initiative since October 2010 and is funded through Saskatchewan Indian Training Assessment Group Inc. (SITAG).
The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is the federal government’s design to help improve the employment opportunities of Aboriginal peoples and to enable them to fully participate in the Canadian economy in a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and openness. ASETS funding support the costs of programs, services and other activities that are designed to increase the participation of Aboriginal Peoples in the Canadian labour market.
Eligible clientele are the status First Nations and Inuit working age population that reside in Yorkton Tribal Council Labour market geographical area including Cote, Kahkewistahaw, Keeseekoose, The Key, Sakimay and Ocean Man First Nations.
- Job Search Preparation
- Job Placement Assistance
- Interview Assistance
- Transitional Assistance
- Career Research & Exploration
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Pre-employment Preparation
- Basic Academic Preparation
- Career Academic Preparation
- Specific Career Orientation
- Specific Career Training- Technical, Certificate, Diploma, Industry Recognized
- Apprenticeship Training
- Skill Improvement of Employees
- Work Experience Partnerships
- Transition to Employment Partnerships
- Apprenticeship Partnerships
- Summer Student Employment Partnerships
- Self-Employment Assistance
- Specific Career Training Assistance Career Research & Exploration
Contact: Elaine Severight | Wilfred Whitehawk jr. | Mindy Bobb
Yorkton Tribal Council Enhanced Service Delivery
YTC ESD department provides programs and services to eligible Income Assistant Client residing at on Cote, The Key, Keeseekoose, Kahkewistahaw, Sakimay and Ocean Man First Nations. Case management includes the intakes, employability assessments, career planning, and the implementation of the Mandatory Action Plan for each client.
- To provide self-exploration and assessment tools too hard to employ workers who are in transition to finding employment.
- To provide positive and empowering support through the transition process.
- To help renew self-confidence and self-esteem to co-create a positive view of work through life and careers.
- To provide participants with tools and strategies to help get employed.
- to provide resumes, job searches, safety ticket (SCOT/WHMIS)
- Work with the Income Assistance Worker from the six (6) communities (Cote, Keeseekoose, The Key, Kahkewistahaw, Ocean Man and Sakimay First Nations).
- Be an existing or new Income Assistant client, between 18-24 years of age and reside on-reserve.
- Mandatory Action Plans are completed and required for each client.
- ESD Clients being case managed require no more than 12 months of job skills training in order to become job ready.
- Not requiring more than 12 months of pre-employment supports and job skills training to be deemed employable.
- They are incentives and disincentives are being applied, check with your Income Assistant worker at your Band Office.
- ESD provides supports and programs for the elimination of barriers for clients and ensure clients are employment ready; such barriers are proper identification, education, driver’s licenses and safety tickets, etc.
- Referrals are also made with the First Nations Job Fund on IA Clients that are employment ready.
YTC Enhanced Service Delivery program “Status Blind” meaning that the clients do not have to be Status as long as they are between 18 – 24 years of age, live on a YTC First Nation Member Band and are in receipt of Income Assistance.
The Career Coaches are the front line workers who interact with clients at each site to identify on a case by case basis the personal development and training needs of individuals who are referred by the Member First Nations Income Assistant workers.
Contact: Byron Langan
YTC Career Centre – North YTC Career Centre – South
Terry Carrier, Career Coach Cecelia Kaysaywaysemat, Career Coach
Cell: 306-590-9229 Cell: 306-6963154
Pamela Whitehawk, Career Coach Kara Isaac – Admin Assistant (Term)
Shania Friday, Admin Assistant (Term)
Dakota Keshane, Maintenance (Term)
Phone: 306-542-1224 Phone: 306-696-2594
Fax: 306-542-1227 Fax: 1-888-366-2027
Yorkton Tribal Council First Nations Job Fund
YTC First Nations Job Fund (FNJF) department provides sponsorship to eligible clients for programs and services to assist the client to find employment. Eligible clients are those that have been referred from YTC Enhanced Service Delivery. The eligible clients must be Income Assistant Client residing on Cote, The Key, Keeseekoose, Kahkewistahaw, Sakimay and Ocean Man First Nations. Case management includes the intakes, employability assessments, career planning, and the implementation of the Mandatory Action Plan for each client. YTC First Nations Job Fund is “Status Blind” meaning that the clients do not have to be Status as long as they are between 18 – 24 years of age, live on a YTC First Nation Member Band and are in receipt of Income Assistance.
The Job Fund supports a wide range of activities that lead directly to jobs including:
- skills assessments;
- coaching; and
- Other supports for young Income Assistance recipients on-reserve.
Clients must be referred by First Nation’s Income support program through YTC Enhanced Service Delivery when they are almost “job ready” to enter to YTC First Nation Job Fund program.
Contact: Jamie Brass