In celebration of National Indigenous Peoples Day, we want to share some resources and organizations that provide support for indigenous people to find success in the trades and technologies.
- Trade Winds to Success provides a variety of training programs and resources for Alberta’s Indigenous people.
- The Alberta Indigenous Construction Career Centre (AICC) is a partnership between NorQuest College, the Government of Alberta, First Nation communities and industry organizations that is designed to connect Indigenous workers to employers in construction careers.
- Women Building Futures’ Indigenous team works to create awareness about the opportunities for Indigenous women in the trades.
- Indigenous Works is recognized as a leader in facilitating stronger Indigenous inclusion in Canadian industries and corporations.
There are also job and career sites specifically for assisting Indigenous people who are seeking opportunities:
Education is a key stepping stone in providing training and career opportunities to Alberta’s Indigenous Youth. Skills Canada Alberta recognizes that in order to provide impactful opportunities for Indigenous people, we first need to listen, learn, support and engage. The Government of Alberta has several resources available on Education for Reconciliation, including information on curriculum development.