Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS)
Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment & Training Services (KKETS) is the Aboriginal Skills Employment Training Agreement holder for Matawa First Nations through Service Canada. KKETS is governed by a Board of Directors consisting of nine members, all of which are representatives of the nine Matawa First Nations. A unique component to the KKETS programming are Employment Community Coordinators in each Matawa First Nation who work as a liaison with KKETS to deliver and assist with the implementation of training programs.
The objective of KKETS is to provide culturally appropriate opportunities for education, training and employment by providing professional advisory, support services, relevant systems and programs to empower individuals to take initiative for change in their own lives.
Since its inception in 2012, KKETS has assisted members in attaining individual training, training supports and First Nation job creation. KKETS has introduced a number of initiatives to meet the needs of Matawa members in the up and coming labour market surrounding the skilled trades and mining industry. The programs it offers include:
- Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASETS)
- Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program (ASAP)
- Nishnawbe Education and Training (NEAT)
- Employment Integration Services
Or visit them in person at:
28 Cumberland St North, 3rd Floor
Thunder Bay ON P7A 4K9
Tel: (807) 768-4470
Toll Free: 1-888-688-4652
Fax: (807) 768-4471