One Arrow: Essential Skills in the Workplace

Initiative Description: 

The One Arrow Essential Skills in the Workplace Program (OAESW) is a partnership between One Arrow First Nation of Saskatchewan, and the local college, Carlton Trail Regional College, Wakaw Campus. The program was developed through collaborative discussions on how to support Aboriginal learners to obtain workplace training or employment. In its fifth year of operation, this local project aims to increase academic levels and enhance the Essential Skills (ES) of learners from the First Nation community to help them transition to further training or employment. Both the One Arrow community and the College are committed to putting the needs of learners first and finding strategies to support their learning is an integral piece to the ongoing success of the program.

The Case Study features the program broadly and the Project Details file concentrates on the first year "Carpenter Build" work placement program that focused on building housing in the One Arrow community.


Carlton Trail Regional College (CTRC)
Lisa Irlbeck