MMF and MET
A Focus on Partnership
The Manitoba Metis Federation's Metis Employment & Training Department operates through funds provided under the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Strategy (ASETS) Agreement with Employment & Skills Development Canada (ESDC). This is a 5 year agreement between Canada and the MMF that provides funding for labour market driven employment and skills training programs.
Partnerships are a major focus of the ASETS Agreement, and the MMF has always seen partnerships and strategic planning as central to ensuring the best possible outcome for its clients.
The MMF's partnerships are formed with private industry, government, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions, as well as internal departments, to combine resources and establish links to meaningful employment. These are developed and managed either through the MMF Home Office or, when regional in scope, through one or more of the MMF's seven regional offices.
Partnerships are primarily designed to answer labour market needs and enhance client employability. These can be seen in a variety of program types, including project-based training, targeted wage subsidy, job opportunity subsidy, job creation, and apprenticeship programs.
Through a variety of successful partnerships, MMF cliients have a history of answering employers' needs for qualified staff, while securing worthwhile careers for themselves. The MMF will continue to peruse an expanding range of partnership opportunities, with the goal of effectively meeting the changing needs of both the local labour market and its clients.