First Nation Youth Skills Training and Job Readiness Program - Jasmine's Success Story
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Meet Jasmine of the Blood Tribe. She is currently in the process of completing Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)'s skills training program aimed at getting participating First Nation youth aged 18-24 years old ready and prepared to join the workforce. See what she has to say about the program.
Transcript: First Nation Youth Skills Training and Job Readiness Program - Jasmine's Success Story
Jasmine: Treaty 7 Blood Tribe
It's a really good program that will benefit a lot of people. When you first come into the program, you're really negative and you have a really negative attitude and perspective on life. But afterwards, I'm not even done the program yet, and it (has) already changed, well, my life so far (laughs).
I really love to cook, and since I've been in the program, they've inspired me to go back to school. And I want to go back to school, and try to get into the culinary arts program and work on getting my Red Seal and becoming a chef! And hopefully sometime in the future, I'll open up my own restaurant.
Thanks to funding from Economic Action Plan 2013 First Nation youth – ages 18 to 24 – from across the country will be participating in programs such as those taking place in Treaty 7 Blood Tribe in southern Alberta.
These programs are being delivered through partnerships between Aboriginal organizations, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada.
Canada is providing job readiness support for First Nations youth so they can successfully participate in the Canadian economy. For more information on this and other programs and services, please visit www.aandc.gc.ca