Training and Courses for Adults

KDFN coordinates a number of chances for adult citizens to learn skills through courses and training opportunities. Please look through the calendar to learn more about upcoming courses.

This programming is funded through the Kwanlin Dün First Nation ISET Program and though a funding agreement with the Yukon Government Department of Education, and is intended to help you build and strengthen employment skills.

The programming that is held at Kenädän Ku can help KDFN citizens take steps towards work or towards education goals including literacy and essential skills, life skills, etc.

If you are an unemployed or underemployed KDFN citizen, you are eligible to attend courses and programming at Kenädän Ku.

Upcoming Training and Courses for Adults

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Registration is required for the courses put on at Kenädän Ku and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Unless otherwise noted, programs are also available to other Yukon First Nation citizens at the cost listed, although 75% of seats are reserved for KDFN citizens until up to 2 weeks prior to the course.

Anyone registered in a course must give 5 business days’ notice of cancellation before the day the course starts to get a refund. If you are a KDFN citizen and you fail to cancel 5 business days ahead of time, you may be required to pay the full cost of the course back to KDFN before accessing any future programming.

For more information about the training and courses put on at Kenädän Ku, please call Kenädän Ku at (867) 633-8422 to book an appointment with the Adult Educator.

Funding for training

If you qualify, we also provide funding for your training and required equipment such as work gear needed for employment. Click the options below

If you are an unemployed or underemployed KDFN citizen, you may be eligible for funding to learn a skill or gain a qualification that will help you find employment. The fund, called Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program is a federal program offered by KDFN that can be used to help citizens get money to buy work gear needed for employment, sponsor a training program, and in some cases subsidize wages.

To learn more about whether you qualify for funding, or to apply, visit Kenädän Ku between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays or call 867-633-8422 to speak to the ISET Program Coordinator.

The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program provides unemployed or underemployed Kwanlin Dün citizens access to training for skills and certifications (such as First Aid, WHMIS, Chainsaw Safety, etc.) that are critical to securing certain types of employment. It can provide funding for citizens to access work gear needed for employment, training sponsorships and, in some cases, a wage subsidy. KDFN’s ISET Program also offer a range of wrap-around services (such as help with transportation) while you’re training to achieve your long-term career goals.

The ISET Program, a national strategy to support Indigenous employment and training, is designed to help Indigenous Peoples prepare for, and find high-demand jobs that will help address Canada’s labour market challenges.

The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program to which is the successor to the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is provided in part through an agreement with Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) and the Government of Canada. The ASETS program was previously administered through Aboriginal Labour Force Alliance (ALFA) for Kwanlin Dün First Nation.

The objectives of the ISET Program is:

  • To support First Nations in developing employment skills by pursuing training for employment and long-term careers, and by recognizing their unique needs, with the ultimate objective of closing the employment, earnings, and skills gaps between First Nations and non-Indigenous people; and,
  • To support and enhance capacity of First Nations’ service delivery organizations and structures to customize culturally appropriate services to support their clients throughout the employment continuum by developing and improving skills and employment training.

To be eligible for services and financial assistance provided through the Kwanlin Dün ISET Program, individuals must:

  • Be a KDFN Citizen, regardless of their location of residence
  • Be unemployed or underemployed, or in a situation deemed to support the purpose of the funding
  • Possess an Action Plan that supports their request for progression along their skills development and employment path
  • Be an active participant in their own Action Plan, as co-determined by the supported citizen and a designated KDFN Education Department staff member
  • Complete and sign their Action Plan and other required intake forms
  • Complete and sign any additional forms under specific programming as required
  • Be in good financial standing with KDFN

To be eligible for financial assistance provided through the KDFN ISET Program’s Employment Insurance Part II Program, individuals must:

  • Meet all of the criteria as listed in Program Eligibility, and;
  • Be an EI Client

For more information about the KDFN ISET Program, please call Kenädän Ku at (867) 633-8422 to book an appointment with the ISET Program Coordinator.