Pathways

Christopher Ross
Employment and Training Coordinator
Phone: (204) 676-2218, ext: 245

Cross Lake Band has developed, implemented and delivered employment and training for its' members. The training programs have been significantly successful and Cross Lake Band has been a leader in this capacity due to fact that they have the most certified journeymen amongst Manitoba First Nations.

In 1990, the ferderal government introduced a five (5) year Pathways To Success Strategy (Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy - (AHRDS)) and implemented a co-management approach over training and employment with aboriginal people. The Manitoba First Nation RAMP Inc. was established by the Assembly of Manitoba Cheifs (AMFC) chairpersons in response to Pathways and the need for a regional body to address the employment and training interests of all Maintoba First Nations.

Administration
Initially, Cross Lake has devolve from federal control of the "Manpower Model" to retaining their own control and administration of today, the "Pathways Program". This is a Bi-Lateral Agreement which is currently the AMC/AHRDS. The CLFN Pathways is administered under the auspices of the senior administration (Executive Director and Assisitant Executive Director) and the Cheif and Council are there as ex-officios, set policy but do not interfere with the program. Along with the senior administration, staff are involved in the day to day running of the program, employment and training services, office capabilities, and general resourcing of the Pathways Program, the Employment and Training Director and one office clerk.

Mission Statement
Cross Lake Band's mission is to promote and enhance the quality and standard of living in its' territory by establishing and efficient workforce by developing a trained workforce.

Objective
To build on Cross lake Band's resources and maximizing its' productive potential by applying market value through training, educationg and employment.

Five Point Principles
•To encourage recruiting and retaining of Pimicikamak Cree Nation (PCN) citizens with Cross Lake Band, Manitoba Hydro, governments, and Northern Flood Agreement  (NFA) related projects, programs and services.
•To encourage pursuing careers in professional occupations and trades
•To increase opportunities for trainiees in PCN territories
•To provide academic and social supports
•To create an employment and training sector in the communities to ensure co-ordination of the Employment and Training Program.

Services and Resources
•Adminstration Support
•Employment Counselling and Referrals
•Employment Insurance Access Assistance and Applications
•Job Access and Referral to Employment and Training
•Job Search and Internet Access
•Resume Writing and Business Plan Program

Employment and Training Programs
•Apprenticeship
•Community Based Training
•Disablity Employment Assistance
•Government Grant Assistance Partnership
•Summer Student Placement
•Urban Strategy Assistance
•Wage Subsidy
•Youth Work Experience

Program Eligiblity Requirements
•Must be PCN/Cross Lake Band citizen
•Must be unemployment
•Must be an active EI claim
•Must not be sponsored by other agencies
•Must be a student for summer employment
•Must be 16 - 24 for youth experience
•Must have medical certificate for disablility work

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