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Post Secondary Education, Employment & Training

CAFN assists Citizens to help them achieve their short and longer-term educational goals. Students are supported to engage in a wide variety of educational programs at post-secondary institutions for short courses, college programs, trades training and university.

Aboriginal Skill and Employment Training Strategy

The Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy (ASETS) helps CAFN Citizens ages 15 to 64 in the CAFN Traditional Territory gain experience and opportunities for meaningful employment in the labour market. Areas that this training strategy supports include:

  • trades training,
  • youth,
  • training for short-term employment,
  • training for long-term employment,
  • summer employment, and
  • child care.

Courses that are supported have a strong link to employment, such as first aid and food safe.

CAFN Comprehensive Student Support Policy

CAFN assists Citizens to help them achieve their short and longer-term educational goals. Students are supported to engage in a wide variety of educational programs at post-secondary institutions for short courses, college programs, trades training, university, etc.

All students who are accepted into an approved program may apply for the following supports:

  • Education planning/application fees
  • Tuition
  • Books & supplies allowance
  • Tutoring
  • Travel expenses
  • Emergency funding
  • Scholarship

The following additional types of supports are available to students who are enrolled in an approved full-time program for a period greater than four weeks:

  • Living allowance or top-up funding
  • Academic Achievement Awards

 NOTE: Funding priorities and limitations do exist therefore funding is not guaranteed. Limitations include types of programs and number of students who can be funded in a given year.

 

Contact people: 

  • Tracy Kane,
    Employment and Training Officer,
    (867) 634-4233 or tkane@cafn.ca
  • Vera Owlchild,
    Post Secondary Employment and Training Manager,
    (867) 456-6884 or vowlchild@cafn.ca

Check out the Yukon Indian Development Corporation Future Leader Scholarship Program.