MNO Métis Youth Ready to Work

Transitions to the Labour Market workshop

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Participants of the MNO Métis Ready to Work workshop. (Left to right) Front row: MNO Education
and Training Branch Administrative Coordinator Guylaine Morin-Cleroux, Danielle Dupas, Devyn
Parmeter, Terri-Lynn Koury, Amber Griffths and MNO Supervisor of Special Projects Chris McLeod.
Back row: Kelly Campagnola, Kara Campagnola, Warren Cardinal-McTeague, Jessica MacLean,
Matthew Lafreniere, Sahra MacLean, Rheiner Kammer, Alexandra Dusome, Cameron Hartman,
MNO Senator Dr. Alis Kennedy , Sydney Ducharme, MNO Post-Secondary Education Officer Sheila
Grantham and MNO Navigating Employment Coordinator Rae-Anna Gardner.

On November 16, 20 Métis youth from across the province gathered in Toronto to attend the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Youth Ready to Work: Transitions to the Labour Market workshop.

This one-day workshop offered a unique opportunity for Métis youth to connect with Métis culture and history, develop new skills and experiences, as well as engage with fellow Métis youth.

The workshop featured an overview of the MNO including an in-depth focus on MNO’s education and training programs. A resume writing workshop, job preparedness orientation and a budgeting class were also facilitated.

John Budarick, a Métis paramedic addressed the group and shared his experiences completing post-secondary education and the struggles and successes he encountered when entering the workforce.

During this time a representative from the 2015 Pan Am Games, Ken Ross held a brainstorm session with the students to gather ideas about Aboriginal youth participation in the Games to ensure Métis youth input on the Game values.

Students were full of energy and left the session knowing more about the different offerings the MNO provides and felt optimistic about what their futures will hold.

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