TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
The Training and Development program is designed to assist you in developing professional or vocational skills and to acquire the qualifications you'll need to find employment in your chosen field. Click here for more information on training, tuition assistance and allowances.
In order to be approved for funding for vocational or academic upgrading tuition and allowances, you are required to participate in a counseling process with your employment counselor. The vocational training counseling process lasts 60 days*, and the academic upgrading counseling process lasts 30 days*. You must register either 30 or 60 days prior to your course start date.
The counseling process is designed to ensure that you are sure of the field you would like to get into BEFORE your tuition is paid and you begin collecting an allowance, and to be sure that you are aware of your future job prospects once you have completed your training.
Once you have completed the counseling process and your training has been approved, Employment and Training can provide funding for tuition, allowance, childcare, and some supplies and equipment.
*Note: participation in a career exploration program such as the Career Building Skills program MAY satisfy this requirement, and clients can go directly from this program to a training program approved for funding by Employment & Training.
Vocational Training is an education that prepares trainees for jobs at various levels from a craft or trade, such as carpentry or welding, to professional positions such as accounting and administrative support. Vocational Training is traditionally non-academic and related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation.
The 60-day counseling process before approval to any vocational training program consists of up to 8 meetings with your employmetn counselor:
Step 1: register at Tewatohnhi'saktha at least 60 days before your training start date, and you will be contacted within 4 business days to schedule an appointment with a counselor. Click here
to download Tewatohnhi'saktha's client registration form.
Step 2: meeting to review your desired training program and receive information on the 60-day counseling process. Review of your transcripts. Official commitment to your action plan.
Step 3: take the Employment Readiness Scale quiz to determine if you are ready to take a full-time training program, and if not, why not? Review of resume and cover letter. Homework: prepare your resume and cover letter, read your quiz results.
Step 4: review of labour market matrix (analysis of jobs and the level of demand for workers in different fields). Begin the Career Cruising Match Maker Assessment with your employment counselor. Homework: take quiz on careercruising.com site, research on your top recommended jobs as recommended by your quiz results.
Step 5: fill out the vocational training request form. Decide on location of your job shadow and school to attend for student for a day requirement.
Step 6: carry out your job shadow and student for a day. Complete reflection papers.
Step 7: ensure all steps are complete and submit your letter of intent.
Step 8: Employment & Training reviews your application. Notification of funding approval, or referral to a different program if required.
If the professional training that you're interested in requires high-school credits or a diploma, this program can assist with completing those pre-requisites. You have options to choose from including full-time or part-time Adult Education courses.
You can apply for this type of training if you need:
- A high school diploma
Academic upgrading to meet post-secondary entrance requirements
Academic upgrading to meet vocational training entrance requirements
Refresher training for admissions test preparation
The 30-day counseling process before approval to any academic upgrading consists of up to 4 meetings with your employment counselor: