Vocational Training is an education that prepares trainees for jobs at various levels from a craft or trade, such as carpentry or welding, to professional positions such as accounting and administrative support. Vocational Training is traditionally non-academic and related to a specific trade, occupation, or vocation.
How To Apply
A 60-day counseling process before approval to any vocational training program consists of up to 8 meetings with your employment counselor.
The counseling process is designed to ensure that you are sure of the field you would like to get into, BEFORE your tuition is paid and you begin collecting an allowance, and to be sure that you are aware of your future job prospects once you have completed your training.
Once you have completed the counseling process and your training has been approved, Workforce Development can provide funding for tuition up to $1,500, allowance, childcare, and some supplies and equipment.
*Note: participation in a career exploration program such as the Career Building Skills program MAY satisfy this requirement, and clients can go directly from this program to a training program approved for funding.
Register at Tewatohnhi’saktha at least 60 days before your training start date, and you will be contacted within 4 business days to schedule an appointment with a counselor. Click here to access Tewatohnhi’saktha’s client registration form.
Meeting to review your desired training program and receive information on the 60-day counseling process. Review of your transcripts. Official commitment to your action plan.
Take the Employment Readiness Scale quiz to determine if you are ready to take a full-time training program, and if not, why not? Review of resume and cover letter. Homework: prepare your resume and cover letter, read your quiz results.
Review of labour market matrix (analysis of jobs and the level of demand for workers in different fields.) Begin the Career Cruising Match Maker Assessment with your employment counselor. Homework: take quiz on careercruising.com site, research on your top recommended jobs as recommended by your quiz results.
Fill out the vocational training request form. Decide on location of your job shadow and school to attend for student for a day requirement.
Carry out your job shadow and student for a day. Complete reflection papers.
Ensure all steps are complete and submit your letter of intent.
Workforce Development reviews your application. Notification of funding approval, or referral to a different program if required.