What is the overall impact of the initiative and how is this measured?
The projects projected outcomes are the following:
• improved essential skills and job-readiness among participants;
• improved technical skills acquisition and job performance among participants;
• improved access for Indigenous workers to construction-related essential skills training;
• improved capacity of service providers to deliver essential skills training;
• improved wellness and well-being among participants (e.g. health, psycho-social capital, self-efficacy, self-confidence, resilience); and
• improved business outcomes among participating organizations (e.g. satisfaction, ROI, reduced error rates, reduced accidents, increased retention, and improved productivity and customer service).
Incorporation of Essential Skills
Which Essential Skills are covered by the initiative?
Working with Others
How are the Essential Skills integrated into your initiative?
The community initiatives are yet to be developed.
How do you assess participant Essential Skills?
Delivery site staff will be certified in CAMERA (Communications and Math Employment Readiness Assessment)
What are the components of the initiative?
Occupation-specific skills training
Occupational certifications and/or licensing
Work-integrated learning (i.e., internships, co-ops, work placements, etc.)
Career and/or educational planning
Job search services
Cultural, language, and tradition awareness and/or training
How do you support participant success in the program?
Work related clothing/equipment
How was Indigenous culture integrated into the program content or delivery?
Each community will design an initiative that achieves their community’s goals. P2W has an indigenous team that will help support in this area. Integral to our project team are our Indigenous Champions; Nene Kraneveldt and Kelly Foxcroft-Poirier. Their work and contributions is centred on supporting deep connections between partners and helping guide them to understand each other and effect positive growth and change.
Who are your partners, and what is their involvement in the initiative?
Alongside the P2W project team which includes and Evaluator, Sustainability Advisors, Project Designers and an Indigenous Liaison we have:
Internal Partners- Futureworx Society, Employability Skills; Open Door Group, Career Search, and Employment Programs; White Raven Consulting, Cultural and Life Skills Facilitators
Industry Partner- Manitoba Building Trades, providing the Indigenous community lead to support the community selection and community needs process
Project Contributor- Indigenous Works