Course / Seat Purchase

OBJECTIVE: To purchase institutional training from a public or a registered private institution on behalf of clients. Training must meet a Labour Market demand to ensure individuals are able to secure employment on completion of the training or have the prerequisits to attend college or university. This could involve the purchase of a single seat or the purchase of an entire course.

OBJECTIVE: To purchase institutional training from a public or a registered private institution on behalf of clients. Training must meet a Labour Market demand to ensure individuals are able to secure employment on completion of the training or have the prerequisits to attend college or university. This could involve the purchase of a single seat or the purchase of an entire course

ELIGIBLE COORDINATORS: Aboriginal Bands and Friendship Centres with an OTDC Employment Assistance contract. Contracts may also be written directly with individuals.

ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Applicants must live within the OTDC Service Area, be of working age, and be of aboriginal ancestry as defined by the OTDC agreement. Other criteria include: lack of employment skills, must be unemployed, willingness to participate in training, not have training in a different employable occupation, (ideally) been out of school one year and not have barriers that might limit success in completing the training. It is expected that aplicants are willing to meet with an Employment Assistance worker to discuss career planning goals and develop an Action Plan.

ACTIVITIES/EXAMPLES: Preparation for vocational studies, apprenticeship programs or employment. The program duration could be limited by available program funds.
Examples could include:  Foundation programs for the trades,  Upgrading for entry into a specific occupation training program, certificate or diploma programs that are related to the local labour market.

TRAINING SUBSIDY: May receive a training allowance or Employment Insurance as well as a supplement (ie child care, commuting, living away from home) while attending training.

ELIGIBLE COSTS: Course/Seat Purchase contracts can involve the purchase of an entire course from a training institution, or the purchase of a single seat in a given course. Types of training purchased must be vocational in orientation, or academic only to the extent that they may be considered preparation for vocational training or non-degree courses which lead directly to employment.

Are you eligible?

All aboriginal peoples regardless of status (Status, Non-status, Inuit) living within the OTDC Service Area are eligible.

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For Program ApplicationsAssistance and Employment Counselling, you need to contact an Employment & Training Coordinator at an OTDC Service Centre in your area. 

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Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
karen@otdc.org
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
otdc@telus.net
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1