MNO two-day workshop on Transitions to the Labour Market

Submitted by: Guylaine Morin-Cleroux, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator

ready to work owen sound
Participants and staff of the MNO Métis Ready to Work workshop. (Left to right) back row: Jessica
MacLean, Chanelle Larocque Ashley Desjardins, Deidre Thomson, Sydney Ducharme, Gabrielle
Fayant and Senator Roland St. Germain. Middle row: Rebekah Wilson, Melody Chislett, Sarah
MacLean, Steven Pelletier and Freeman Jones. Front row: Tegan Mandeville-MacKay and Guylaine

From January 18-19, Métis youth from across the province gathered in Owen Sound to attend the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) Métis Youth Ready to Work: Transitions to the Labour Market workshop.

This two-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.

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