Training Program Assists Aboriginal Grads To Enter Workforce

Recently, ten students graduated from the Aboriginal Heavy Equipment Operator and Class 1A License Pre-Employment Training Program at a ceremony at Wanuskewin Heritage Park. The program is the result of a unique partnership initiated by the City of Saskatoon with Gabriel Dumont Institute (GDI), Saskatoon Tribal Council Inc. (STC), and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT). Since 2010 the City of Saskatoon has hired 52% of past students.

Onion Lake Cree Nation, University of Saskatchewan Improving Program Delivery

The Onion Lake Cree Nation and the University of Saskatchewan recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding improving post-secondary options at Onion Lake. The MOU will give Onion Lake students the option of entering either education or nursing programs through the support of the established Indian Education Teaching Program (ITEP).