- Programs and Services
Bronson Black, a Summer Camp Counsellor, and
Cassandra Forget, a Summer Camp Program Assistant,
were two MNO Summer Career Placement students at the
Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre in Midland.
The Summer Career Placement is a wage subsidy program designed for Métis youth in school and returning to school in the fall and seeking summer employment. The MNO Education and Training staff work collaboratively with employers to ensure a positive and educational work environment is offered. The advantage of the Summer Career Placement is that employers are provided the subsidy for their contribution by offering work experience to the students. The students learn a variety of life and employment skills that enhance their existing educational journey.
As the end of their placement, students are asked to complete an exit form to share their experiences and to provide feedback to the MNO Education and Training Branch.
Here’s what some of them had to say:
Caitlin Diver, Recreation Labourer, MNO Summer Career
Placement Program at Town of Penetanguishene.“This employment opportunity was great! I got to develop leadership skills and take part in lots of workshops that offered great information and a chance to improve my resume. I hope to apply this information in the future when I do attend school. I’d like to thank everyone in this program for this opportunity…”
~Bronson Black, Camp Counsellor, Georgian Bay Native Friendship Centre, Midland
“…the strengths of my placement are I get to improve on my time management skills, teamwork skills, communication skills and I get to suggest new ideas that I have learned while in college.”
~Caitlin Diver, Recreation Labourer, MNO Summer Career Placement Program, Penetanguishene
“…opened my eyes up to various other construction-related tasks present on jobsites. Learning a variety of new things was
the best thing about this placement.”Dalton Mount, General Labourer, MNO Summer Career
Placement Program at Dream it in Colour in Waubaushene.
~Dalton Mount, General Labourer, Dream it in Colour (St. Theresa’s High School), Midland