Developing the natural talent of our people is one of our greatest priorities. The Metis Settlements Strategic Training Initiatives Society (STI) has been created to give you ways to find the funding you need to get the training you want.
STI also provides options for:
- Individual sponsorship
- Group training
- Disabled persons
- Youth funding
Under the direction of the Metis Settlements General Council, the Metis Settlements Strategic Training Initiatives Society (STI) empowers Metis people from settlements with training that helps them realize their potential – and their dreams.
STI delivers Labour Market Development Programs through the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) to assist Metis Settlements residents for the workforce and for a career by preparing, obtaining, and maintaining employment. STI training also provides options for disabled persons.
On April 1, 1996, responsibility for designing and delivering programs to support aboriginal employment and training was taken over by aboriginal organizations across Canada. This transfer of responsibility was a fifteen year process which saw the gradual shift of programming authority from the federal government to aboriginal people at the national, regional and community levels.
STI: What Are We?
STI Mission Statement: "To provide training and education to Metis residing on Settlements or on an authorized Leave of Absence, To assist them in entering, re-entering or retaining active and meaningful employment within the Canadian Labour Force."
STI: Roles and Responsibilities
To design, deliver and administer programs and sponsor Metis living in the settlements, for all jobs available within the community and within the surrounding areas.
How does STI do this?
STI works with the settlements to:
- Identify training and employment needs
- Develop programs
- Implement programs to achieve needs
Who Can Apply?
Basic client eligibility for Individual Sponsorships or Group Training Projects is based upon the following:
- Must be a Metis person physically residing on a settlement, or a settlement member on an authorized leave of absence, as defined by the Metis Settlement Act, section 85;
- Must be a high school graduate or 18 years of age or older and have been out of the public school system for not less than one year. STI will not sponsor high school studies in a public school system;
- Must require assistance to overcome existing or anticipated labour market barriers;
- Proposed training must fulfill an area of need or be part of a defined career plan.
For further details please download the WHO CAN APPLY information page.
STI DOWNLOADABLE DOCUMENTS
Who can Apply?
STI Application Package
Childcare Subsidy Program
LINKS TO STI PARTNERS
Website for Learning Communities Project
Northern Alberta Development Council (NADC) Bursarys Program
STI Central Office has set-up (2) Help Desk centers for settlement members to use for their educational & employment opportunities. The Help Desk centers are located in Suite #102 - 1st Floor at the MSGC office.
For Metis Training to Employment Services - Rupertsland Institute:
Metis Training to Employment, Rupertsland Institute, Metis Centre of Excellence, 1450-10060 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, AB T5J 3R8 Phone (780) 801-9977 Ext. 230 Fax # (780) 801-9992
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