First Nations - PRe-Employment and Education Pilot (PREP) Project
Anishinabek Employment and Training Services (AETS), in partnership with the Lakehead Adult Education Centre (LAEC) and the Margaret Anderson Foundation, are proud to announce the launch of the First Nations PREP program focusing on helping First Nation Citizens meet their employment goals. The collaboration will engage off-reserve First Nation members in a holistic approach to service co-ordination that has the following objectives: 1.Employment counselling to develop customized action plans that could include apprenticeships, post-secondary education and/or meaningful employment pathways. 2. Education pathways that may include Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or academic upgrading. 3. Cultural programming and co-ordination. 4. On-going support and case management.
AETS and the LAEC, in collaboration with the Margaret Anderson Foundation, are working together to provide employment counselling services and education pathways for off-reserve adult learners from the partnering First Nation communities. The learner will develop a customized action plan with his/her employment counsellor to reach targets towards his/her desired career goal(s). This initiative will provide First Nation Citizens with the stepping stones required to build skills and gain the knowledge needed to realize their employment and training goals and dreams.