Congress of Aboriginal Peoples: Skills Training Projects
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples (CAP) is a National Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) program holder. Through its Skills Training Projects CAP provides funding (up to $100,000) to educational and/or training organizations providing opportunities for Aboriginal Peoples to gain the skills required to find employment and to fill job gaps in sectors experiencing skills and labour shortages. Programming must provide graduates with post-secondary and/or occupationally recognized accreditation and/or certification.
CAP’s Skills Training Projects puts out a call for proposals every fiscal year looking for organizational projects that:
• Leads to skills training and employment for indigenous participants
• Targets priority vulnerable groups (i.e. single parents, youth at risk, clients with multiple barriers etc.)
• Address identified or forecasted labour market shortages
• Includes partnerships and/or in-kind contributions
For example, CAP has provided funding for the IM4 Indigenous Virtual Reality workshop projects at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.
As a follow up to these projects CAP works to identify and partner with employers in the projects location to link graduates with potential work opportunities.
The Congress’s ISET program targets non-status and status Indians living in urban, rural and remote areas (off-reserve), Eastern Métis, and southern Inuit Indigenous Peoples in Canada.
Matthew Gallina , Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
867 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1