Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission


Joint Press Release – KERM Clients encouraged to apply for training

(Kahnawake, 10, Tsothóhrha/December 2020)

Tewatohnhi’saktha and Client Based Services of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawà:ke are pleased to announce a funding collaboration to provide existing clients the opportunity  to seek training while continuing to receive benefits from the Kahnawà:ke Emergency Relief Measures (KERM) Fund.

Clients who apply for training through Tewatohnhi’saktha will continue to receive KERM allowances at the present rate and will also be eligible for additional allowances for travel, childcare, equipment, and tuition where applicable.

“Tewatohnhi’saktha and Client Based Services are working together to create opportunities for Kahnawa’kehró:non who have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic,” said Ietsénhaienhs Gina Deer, who leads the Community Social Affairs portfolio. “The KERM has been crucial to address the financial shortfalls of the community, and this new direction for training is an added benefit for clients.”

“This collaboration will provide additional financial support to encourage individuals on the KERM to be proactive about their professional and career development,” said Angie Marquis, Director of Tewatohnhi’saktha’s Workforce Development.

KERM Clients interested in applying for training should contact Tewatohnhi’saktha for further details. Client Based Services will also be reaching out to the clients directly to introduce this training opportunity.

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