Ogemawahj Tribal Training & Economic Resources
- To assist OTC First Nation members who are long term unemployed, eligible for EI or on social assistance with in-school training, on-the-job training, work experience or a combination of both.
- To provide skills enhancement opportunities for OTC First Nation members.
- To provide Summer Employment Experience to OTC First Nation Secondary and Post Secondary students that have just completed a full academic program and will be entering another full academic program.
To qualify for an ASETS program, a person must:
- Be a member of an OTC First Nation
- Reside in Ontario
- Be unemployed, on social assistance or EI
- Consideration will be given to clients who are underemployed and/or clients whose employment is at risk due to changes in the labour market, insufficient employment skills or certification.
- Training to provide employable and/or transferable skills
- Applicant will have a high probability of achieving employment when these skills are acquired
- Training should lead to the Applicant’s self-sufficiency and career aspirations
- To be eligible for training allowances, there must be the ability to monitor attendance and progress by OTTER staff
- Adult Basic Education/Upgrading is eligible. Upgrading to meet post secondary entrance requirements may be considered.
- Industry Training (i.e. renewable training/short term tickets) may be considered on a one-time basis, provided other eligibility requirements are met
- Apprenticeships (client must re-apply for each year of the apprenticeship)
- Federal or Provincial Aboriginal Funded programs may be considered for course funding fees on an individual basis, depending on labour market issues and defined targets.
Eligible Training Providers
- Recognized and accredited training delivered by private, post-secondary and industry institutions
- Delivery agents recognized by industry
- Non-profit societies, business or unions may be eligible under each program’s specific criteria
- Organizational Requests to Train Community Members
- Individual Client Requests for In-Class and/or On-The-Job Work Experience Training
- Job Creation Program
- Targeted Wage Subsidy Program
- Youth at Risk Program
- Youth Development Program
- Summer Career Placement Program
Process To Apply
- All applicants must complete the OTTER intake and assessment process
- Applicants must complete a Participant Information Form (PIF) and Consent Form
- Applicants are encouraged to apply early as processing times can take up to one month
- Funding depends on budget availability
- OTTER has an appeals process in place
- Tuition and Books/Supplies
- Living Allowances
- Disability related supports
- Other costs may be considered depending on program requirements