Executive Director:  John DeGiacomo

Under the direction of the AETS Board of Directors, John supervises and provides support as well as guidance to staff in the day to day operations of the corporation.  Duties also include planning, organizing, evaluating as well as liaising with employment related organizations, training and education institutes, and social agencies.  Other tasks include representing AETS at the local, regional, provincial, and federal levels.  Press Release and Appointment Links.

Administrative Assistant: Katelyn Twance

Age Well At Home Program Coordinator: Amanda Sawatzky


Administrative Assistant is responsible for reception duties, office management, as well as arranging meetings and special seminars.  Administrative Assistant also greets and directs clients, maintains the database, monitors office supply levels, maintains office equipment and resources lists.


Programs (ISET) Manager:  Nancy Bouchard

Nancy assists First Nations and Aboriginal Organizations in preparing training proposals and employment plans.  Through consultation with participating First Nations Nancy determines local labour market needs, ensures legal and program requirements are met, as well as monitors approved projects.


Employment Officer:  Bonnie Cordone

The Employment Officer provides employment advising and referral assistance to Aboriginal people both on and off reserve.  Duties also include assisting clients with career development and job search skills.  Other tasks include receiving funding requests, interpreting funding criteria and preparing analysis for the board of directors.


Finance Manager:  Cheryl Bailey 

Finance Officer:  
Judy Currie 

The Finance Officer Assistant maintains AETS books and records including payroll, accounts receivable and payable, as well as the general ledger.  Other duties include inputting accounting data, maintaining the filing system, processing payment claims, processing invoice and payments to suppliers, processing travel claims, as well as prepare banking reconciliations and financial.


Finance Intern:  Rachel Saxberg


Operations Manager
:  Kathleen Maletta

Age Well At Home Program Co-ordinator:  Amanda Sawatzky



Biigtigong Nishnaabeg Endzhi-gkinoohmaading Private High School Teacher:  Adrienne Vandahl  or   

  • AETS Office:  807-346-0307 ext. 212

  • Direct :  807-889-5995


Continuing Education - Program Co-ordinator:  Zola Costa

  • AETS Office:  807-346-0307, ext. 207

    Mark Jeffery

    Labour Market Information & Skills Inventory Project - Employment Advisor:  Mark Jeffery



    Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program (PATP) - Liaison OfficerEmily McCauley


    Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program (PATP) - Liaison Officer Lorraine Keough


    Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program (PATP) - Intake Assistant:  Roderick Wigwas


    Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program (PATP) - Project Co-ordinator:   Jordan Rousselle 

    The Project Co-ordinator supports the co-ordination and implementation of the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Program (PATP) by implementing marketing and outreach strategies, monitoring program participants, completing compliance and program reports, assisting in graduation planning, and liaising with delivery partners to ensure program delivery requirements are successfully fulfilled. 


    Systems Officer:  Stephen Hui

    Student Advisors (Summer Students):


    285 Red River Road

    Thunder Bay, Ontario
    P7B 1A9                                                                         

    Telephone: 807-346-0307
    Fax: 807-346-0310
    Toll Free: 1-866-870-AETS