First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Cory’s Success Story
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Transcript: First Nation Youth Job Readiness Program: Cory's Success Story
Cory, Okanagan Indian Band:
During the course, we went through our licensing book. We did practice tests and all that, until we had the enough confidence to go in and actually write our tests. And we got it. So we got our driver's licenses. We also went to resume writing courses, just different kind of skills courses that they offered around town. They helped us get to and from and made sure we knew about them and when they were.
There are opportunities I guess that, like I said, I probably wouldn't have had. I probably would have taken a couple more years before I even got my license. I would have probably never would have gotten in—they paid for the training for the First Aid too. They paid for a lot of stuff that I wouldn't have the money to afford myself.
Life's good now. I got everything I need. I got all my training I need, and all my skills that I need.
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 Okanagan Nation affiliated communities in British Columbia.
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 Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada.
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