Education & Employment


The Ktunaxa Nation Council Education & Employment Sector has been in operation for 2 years. Located at the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building we are open Monday-Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm including lunch hour.

We offer a wide range of employment and training related services.

KNC Employment Service Centre:

We have recently renovated our department and can now offer a range of Self-serve resources to meet the needs of clients who prefer to work independently on their job search.  Our resources include:

-Daily updated Job Board that includes all areas within the Ktunaxa region as well as information for those seeking jobs in other areas

-Client computer station with access to our website that has various Job Search, Career Planning and Job Maintenance tools to help you achieve your employment goals. Computers can also be accessed for Internet based applications, EI or SA applications, Education and Training applications or for web based programs.

-Temporary job pool list – we are maintaining an active list of job seekers for Employers who are needing either short or long term employees to access. Sign up now so that you won’t miss these opportunities

-Labour Market Information including information on our industry employment partners

-A member of the Employment team will be available to assist with navigating the Service Centre, answer job search questions, and provide referrals to other community resources or to get you started with a supported plan (ITP).

 

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Direct Client Services:

  • -Resume and cover letter assistance
  • -Job search strategies and ongoing support
  • -Interview preparation and support
  • -Development of an Individual Training Plan (ITP) and ongoing support services
  • -Job coaching supports to both clients and employers

Individual Training Plans:

An ITP is required for clients to access supported services including: funding applications, work experience positions, job shadowing, job coaching, skills development plans, etc.

Don’t be afraid – the ITP ensures that both the client and the employment counselor have thoroughly thought about the career or employment goals and have agreed upon an action plan to achieve the goals.  The initial Intake process takes an hour or two and in the end a plan is developed that clearly defines the steps to achieve the goal (s) and timelines and roles for both the client and the case worker.  You can either book an appointment to get started or drop in and we will get you started on the spot.

Workshops:

We host a weekly workshop at our Service Centre.  A monthly schedule is posted on this website as well as at the Centre.  Workshops that we host include: Resume and cover letter writing, Job Maintenance tips, Career Interest Assessments, etc.

Funded Training Programs:

Summer Student Program:

High school and post-secondary students have an opportunity to create their own summer job through this program.  The intention is for students to be able to seek out work experience that applies to their career goals; giving students a chance to experience directly the occupations and industries that they are interested in pursuing.

Bladerunners:

This initiative provides Aboriginal youth ages 15-30 with short-term training opportunities to achieve employment.  Our current programs are client centered to meet the individual needs and goals of the youth.  We are limited in yearly seats, so come in or call to speak with one of our Training Coordinators to get started (250-489-2464)

Ktunaxa Kinbasket Aboriginal Training Council (KKATC):

Addressing the Labour market needs of all First Nations people living within the KKATC Service area; providing funding supports to assist with various personal employment and career initiatives. Current KKATC funding programs that exist are:

-Discretionary – one time funding to support clients in necessary work needs in order to secure an immediate employment opportunity

-Industry Training – assistance to gain certifications for employment purposes, such as Occupational First Aid Level 1

-Educational Sponsorship – applicants can apply for post-secondary and trades programs.

Employer Support:

KNC Employment Services keeps an active list of qualified and trained personnel to support office and labour-related jobs, both short and long-term. We can fulfill your manpower requirements. Examples of the type our labour pool can perform includes: Secretary/Receptionist, Stocking Retail, Warehouse support, Farming duties (haying, tending to animals, and fencing), Commercial and Residential Construction, Janitorial). To be considered for the Skilled Labour Pool, we require a current resume and contact information. Job Coaching and job maintenance supports and strategies for both the employer and the employee.

Employment Development Support:

The Employment Services Department works with government, industry and businesses in developing opportunities for our clients. We also provides academic, career and employment advising, and linkages within internal organizations and departments.  Contact Jacey Proudfoot (jproudfoot@ktunaxa.org), Employment Development Officer, to find out more about merging opportunities with our client base and industry needs.


 

Ktunaxa Nation Council Employment and Training is one of 14 first nations ASETS agreement holders funded by Service Canada.