Upcoming Opportunity

Aseniwuche Winewak Nation

Youth Pre-Employment

AWN has contracted Sharon Bambrick, Praxis Consulting, to deliver a “mini” Integrated Training program to participants in our Youth Pre-Employment Program. There will be three 3-week sessions offered between October 2017 and March 2018. Topics will include personal development (Achieving Your Potential and Life Management Skills), Goal Setting and Action Plans, Thought Patterns for a Successful Career, Job Readiness, Supported Job Search, Job Maintenance and hands on work experience placements.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Encourage rapid employment or further education or skills training

  • Examine and change behaviour patterns affecting employment potential

  • Increase participants accountability and involvement in their career decision making process


The benefits of the program are:

  • A safe environment with strong coaching support, effective personal development programs, work experience, safety training certificates and driver training as needed

  • Increased self-esteem and self efficacy which will enhance participants accountability and responsibility for their job search.

  • A more open-minded approach to job seeking with enhanced effective thinking skills and decision-making capabilities

  • Increased self-motivation and enhanced ability for taking action.


Participants will be “employment ready” and in a position to become part of the labour force. The following criteria will be required for acceptance to the Youth Pre-Employment Initiative:

  • Must be 18-30 years of age.

  • Must be Aboriginal decent (First Nation, Non-status, Metis or Inuit)

  • Is committed (ready, willing and able) and motivated to enter the labour force by securing sustainable, meaningful employment.

  • Must provide consent to share personal information and participate in follow-up surveys (whether they completed the training or not)

  • Preference will be given to candidates who are unemployed, underemployed or marginally employed.

  • Candidates will be assessed and accepted based on the above criteria.


If you would like to sign up for the Life Skills Program, please stop by the AWN office or Career Resource Center to pick up an application. Completed applications are returned to the Career Resource Center.

Safety ticket and driver training is available until funds are used up. To access safety ticket training or driver training contact the Career Resource Center. Cultural awareness workshops and apprenticeship and trades components of the Youth Pre-Employment are also under development and will be accepting participants. Applicants need to complete one application for all components of the Youth Pre-Employment.

Scholarship Opportunity

Cenovus Energy

Cenovus Aboriginal Scholarship Program

Cenovus is pleased to support the post secondary education of Aboriginal Students in communities where we operate.

At Cenovus, we embrace the opportunity to contribute to the strength and sustainability of the communities where we work and live. We believe that investing in education creates a strong foundation for a bright future.

Our Aboriginal Scholarship program is designed around three main objectives:

  • To encourage Aboriginal students to pursue and complete post secondary education

  • To increase the number of Aboriginal professionals and role models in communities where we operate

  • To further the potential for local employment in the oil and gas industry

  • Each year, Cenovus offers up to ten scholarships for Aboriginal students residing in our operating areas who are pursuing a full-time degree, diploma or certified trade. These scholarships are values at $3,500.


Visit Cenovus.com to learn more.

Trades Work Program Opportunity

Trades Work Program

Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus

The Trades Work (TW) Program is currently accepting applications. TW will be offered from October 16 to December 8, 2017.


The eight-week program, offered at no charge, provides safety courses, shop training, job shadows, trades math/science review, occupational fitness, a two-week work experience placement, job search assistance and more. The program, which includes residence accommodation, is offered at the Grande Prairie Regional College Fairview Campus.


There are only 12 seats available. Financial assistance may be available for eligible participants.

If you have any questions, you can 
contact Rachelle Honeyman, Job Developer/Program Assistant or Denise Carlson at 780-539-5477, or email
tradesworkprogram@gmail.com or denise.carlson@gpworkplace.ca