programs

INDIGENOUS SKILLS & EMPLOYMENT TRAINING PROGRAM

Programs

Pre-Employment Skill Development
Persons with Disabilities
Trades Apprenticeship Training
Safety Training
Drivers Training
Transportation / Mobility
Employment Related Costs
Individualized Skill Development
Self-Employment
Targeted Wage Subsidies

Job Creation Partnerships
Security Training
Heavy Equipment Training
Hospitality & Tourism Management
Youth Pre-Trades Mentorship Program
Completion Bonuses
Housing Construction Training
Green Energy Training
Professional Firefighting Training

2019-2020 Program Descriptions

Pre-Employment Skill Development

Many clients require basic pre-employment initiatives that will assist them in transitioning to the labour market. These clients are most likely those who have never participated in the work-force who face multiple barriers, including culture & language barriers or who lack the basic skills to be successful in employment.

Persons with Disabilities

Persons with Disabilities (PWD) have been identified as a targeted group that requires ISETS assistance to increase their participation in the workforce.

Trades Apprenticeship Training

Labour market information (LMI) shows that the trades will continue to be an area in demand within Alberta within the next several years.

Safety Training

Safety tickets are a requirement to obtain employment in many areas related to trades. Clients are required to be certified so that they can accept employment immediately.

Tickets include H2S, WHMIS, First Aid, CSTS, Chainsaw Safety, Fallers, TDG, etc.

Drivers Training

Class 1,2,3,5,7

Overcome the employment barrier most clients face ‘lack of transportation’ and ‘proper licensing certification’ to become employed as a driver.

Transportation / Mobility

Assist and support clients who do not have the financial means to get to the job site.

Employment Related Costs

Assist clients who require specific employment needs that prevent them from finding and retaining employment.

Individualized Skill Development

Support will be provided for individuals who are requesting demand-driven skills development that will lead to immediate employment.

Self-Employment

This initiative will support clients who have demonstrated the willingness and ability to start their own business.

Targeted Wage Subsidies

This program will help clients, who do not have the required work experience but have the skills and training to become employable. It will act as an incentive for the employer to hire the client when the subsidy comes to an end.

NOTE: Clients who are EI Active Claimants (currently receiving Part I benefits) do NOT qualify for this program, However if they are an EI ‘Reachback’ clients (they no longer receive Part I benefits) they will qualify for the program.

Job Creation Partnerships

This initiative is intended to provide clients who lack work experience an opportunity to gain demand driven skills that will them to become more employable. It will provide opportunities for clients to demonstrate “hands on” skills that were learnt in a preceding training intervention.

Security Training

Security is an ongoing area of demand in Alberta, particularly in the construction industry.

Heavy Equipment Training

Heavy Equipment Operators continue to be in high demand in Alberta.

Hospitality and Tourism Management

Restaurant and hospitality related services have been identified as areas of demand in the communities served by YTDF.

Youth Pre-trades Mentorship Program

The goal is to provide youths with exposure to the trades so that they can pursue it as a career opportunity.

Completion Bonuses

YTDF’s goal is to decrease the number of repeat clients and to provide incentives for the completion of programs so that they can make a successful transition into the workplace.

Housing Construction Training

Sub-agreements will provide an introduction to carpentry training to those individuals looking to pursue the area of carpentry. This training project will be in partnership with each sub-agreement community. The training may have a personal development component along with hands on work experience supervised directly by the housing department. The intent of the program is to encourage individuals to pursue carpentry as a trade.