Aboriginal Purchase of Training – Small Business

Aboriginal Purchase of Training – Small Business

Objective

To assist private business owners who require assistance to increase their skills through training courses with qualified trainers; in order to further develop their business potential.

 Eligible Participants

Private, for-profit, Aboriginal business owners who can demonstrate a necessity to develop skills to enhance or expand their business operations, as well as demonstrate the need for financial assistance, as determined by Huronia.

Alter-Abled Initiative

Alter-Abled Initiative

Objective

To reduce reliance on income support programs.

To promote access of the alter-abled to employment and training programs.

To increase availability of work related supports.

To encourage employers to make appropriate job/workplace accommodations.

To promote employment and self-employment opportunities for alter-abled Aboriginal peoples.

Eligible Participants

Aboriginal persons, who self-identify as having a disability, are in need of assistance to prepare for, find and maintain employment and self-employment.

Eligible Employers/Training Providers

Businesses, educational institutions, health facilities, community based organizations, band councils.

Duration

To be negotiated, based on a per client need.

 

Community Youth Forum

Community Youth Forum

Objective

To provide community youth groups with financial assistance that will promote discussion and planning around employment and career goals. The sponsor/youth group will host/plan career fairs, lectures, employment workshops or other related activities. This program is designed to promote information sharing between the participants, between employers, educators and elders. It is expected they will form relationships with other organizations that will build a foundation fostering the needs of the communities’ youth.

Eligible Participants

Aboriginal youth between the ages of 15-30.

Eligible Sponsors

Aboriginal community based not-for-profit organizations.

 Duration

To be negotiated.

 Requirements for the measure

The sponsor/youth group will be responsible for providing the LDM with an outline of the workshop(s) including an agenda, the names of the participants attending, the topic or theme of the forum (i.e. career planning through mentoring, how to find a job, picking a career), a list of the desired goals expected from the forum, and a narrative of the forum at the completion.

Direct Course Purchase

Direct Course Purchase

 Objective:

The skills development program is designed to reinforce the concept that individual participants can take control of their future. Skills development supports the concept that clients who plan their own future, commit to an action plan and contribute to the implementation of the plan, are most likely to succeed. Through skills development, selected individuals, who are also insured participants, negotiate a level of financial assistance to take the training needed to become employed. The skills development program provides a mechanism that allows insured participants to make an appropriate financial contribution and reinforces support for their future. The skills development program is intended to support individuals whose Return to Work Action Plan identifies a lack of marketable skills as an employment barrier and demonstrates that training is the most appropriate intervention to facilitate their re-entry into employment.

 Eligible Training

Businesses, educational institutions, qualified trainers.

The types of training supported by Huronia include skills training for specific occupations, academic upgrading (if it leads to occupational skills training or employment and is not an end in and of itself), literacy/numeracy training for labour market destined clients. (English as a second language). All training must lead to a degree, certificate or diploma.

Full-time training is defined by each educational institution. Part-time training would be training that an institution considers less than full-time. As there is no minimum duration on the length of a training program that can be supported under the skills development program, each client request for assistance pertaining to correspondence courses, short courses, distance education, web-based courses, part-time studies, and the like, should be assessed on an individual basis.

Eligible Participants

Unemployed/underemployed persons who require assistance to overcome existing or anticipated labour market barriers.

Underemployed individuals can be supported in part time courses if their job is in jeopardy, or if they are underemployed in chosen field (tuition and course costs only), or if their existing job is low skilled (severely underemployed).

Out of regular high school at least one year if requesting assistance with a skilled course.

Out of regular high school at least two years if requesting assistance with upgrading.

Client must be a worker client (labour force attachment) not a student client.

Eligible Course Purchases

Course must be full time – minimum 20 hours per week

Part time courses may be considered for unemployed individuals only if full time is not available i.e. remote communities, alter-abled clients.

Conferences and workshops are not eligible and become the responsibility of the employer.

 

Incarcerated Transitions Program

Incarcerated Transitions Program

Objective

This program allows the individual to work towards implementing a positive post release plan of action.

Eligible Participants

This program is designed for access to those serving sentences in a federal or provincial correction system.

Duration

Three months prior to release.

Requirements

The participant will undergo a detailed assessment with an Employment Counsellor to determine the suitability and desire of the participant to achieve the end goal. A short and long term action plan will be developed and post release program interventions will be negotiated with the LDM of client origin.

Job Creation Partnerships

Job Creation Partnerships

Objective

To provide opportunities for unemployed workers to maintain and develop skills in order to enter or re-enter the labour market.

 

Eligible Coordinators

Businesses, organizations, public health and educational institutions, municipal and provincial governments and band councils.

 

Eligible Participants

Unemployed workers.

Experienced with no job expectation.

Local Labour Market Partnerships

Local Labour Market Partnerships

Objective

To encourage communities to take responsibility for their own employment and training related needs by building on the capabilities and strengths of organization and relationships that already exist in the community.

Other Objectives

Enhance community networking

Enhance decision making

Reduce or eliminate duplication and overlap

Better utilization of financial and human resources

Increase available local labour market information

Mobility Assistance

Mobility Assistance

Objective

To assist individuals with jobs available in other localities.

 

Eligible Participants

Mobile individuals who are unemployed or about to become unemployed and who have few or no possibilities of employment locally. Guaranteed employment verified.

Training programs do not qualify, must be employment.

Self Employment Assistance

Self Employment Assistance

Objective:

To assist unemployed persons to become self employed by starting a viable business.

Key Elements of SE

The key elements of SE which focus on the needs of the individual eligible participant are:
Client orientation sessions to enable the eligible participants to assess risk and opportunities of self-employment and personal suitability;
Support and workshops to enable potential eligible participants to develop business concepts;
Mechanism for review of the viability of proposed business plans;
Agreement to support approved eligible participants with the development and implementation of their business plans, based on participant eligibility and viability of their business plans;
Provision of income support for eligible participants in the SE program;
Business development support, including workshops, coaching and access to specific business implementation training; and
On-site monitoring of the implementation of the business plans.