First Nation and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program

The First Nation Inuit Youth Work Experience Program focuses on the development and enhancement of academic and personal skills of "youth at risk" who are between the ages of 16 to 24. This program is an excellent opportunity for youth to gain "hands-on" skills development, career planning, life skills coaching, "on-the-job" work experience and to become more self-confident as they continue on their life's journey.

Some of the modules which have been covered to date include:

  • Office Procedures & Protocols
  • What about me?
  • Career Assessment
  • Identifying Career Goals
  • Writing & Grammar Skills
  • Thrifty Living & Budgeting
  • Teamwork
  • Stress Management
  • Conflict Resolutions & Negotiations

The Students completed a collage highlighting their attributes, their family and how they fit within their community.

Special points of interests and other activities of the FNIWEP:

  • Participants attended a workshop on "Creating Opportunities for Youth in Northern Ontario"
  • Cultural awareness activities which included "Spirit Rock" painting and learning how to make a medicine pouch
  • Workshop presentation by UCCM Police on Alcohol & Drug abuse in our community
  • Planning the Aundeck Omni Kaning Christmas Craft Bazaar for December 2, 2006

The First Nation and Inuit Youth Work Experience Program was sponsored by .