Seven Generations Education Institute – Essential Skills Training for the Workplace
First Nations communities in the SGEI catchment area identified a common need for Essential Skills training for members of their communities. Adults, some of whom were receiving Ontario Works benefits, needed this training in order to pursue higher education. The program combines print-based learning materials with on-line learning in 8 or 12 week sessions. Upon completion, students will be prepared for on-the-job training for specific positions, re-entry into the education system to complete credits toward their high school graduation diploma, or employment in entry-level jobs.
There are three main goals:
• to re-engage adult learners with the education system
• to prepare students for further job-related training
• to prepare students for employment
Wayne Zimmer, Director of Apprenticeship, Skills and Development , Seven Generations Education Institute