Life Skills

AETS provides access to a Life Skills Officer to help in the following two main areas:

  • Dinowigehmin – Aboriginal Leadership Program (ALP), which is a community-focused leadership program.  The ALP is open to all emerging leaders regardless of age, although it has had a focus on Aboriginal Youth.  The ALP is being implemented based on the Leadership Thunder Bay model within the framework of The Seven Grandfather Teachings, The Medicine Wheel as well as the The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  The program is designed to contribute to participant’s cultural, spiritual, mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

  • Soft Skills Solutions, which is about the skills that to help compete and advance in today’s job market.  This program is facilitated by the AETS Life Skills Officer.  The program is approximately 25- 30 hours in length and covers important topics that will give you confidence and a competitive edge at your next job.  The entire Soft Skills Solutions program is offered a few times each year as a part of some of our specific training initiatives.  If you would like to enroll in one of our scheduled program offerings contact AETS by email: or phone: (807) 346-0307.   Alternatively, if you're interested in private, one-on-one life skills instruction also contact the AETS Employment Officer.


Unit One: Communications

Unit Two: Teamwork

Unit Three: Personal Management

Unit Four: Problem Solving Critical Thinking

Unit Five: Professional & Skills Development