Dharmjot Grewal

Case Studies in Effective Indigenous Skills Development

October 25, 2018 | Dharmjot Grewal 

In 2017, Northern Policy Institute (NPI) worked with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to undertake a study on Indigenous employment and skills strategies in Canada. One training agency, Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS), located in Thunder Bay, Ontario and one Tribal Council, Mawiw, located in Fredericton, New Brunswick were selected as case studies. Through these interviews, strategies for skills development, job creation, and overcoming barriers for success were discussed. This commentary is a summary of the major points and themes arising from these conversations as well as a list of best practices to support Indigenous workforce participation and training going forward.

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