Job Creation Partnerships, Trades and Apprenticeship Success
Partnership Profile: Electrical Apprenticeship
Metis-owned, Winnipeg-based electrical service company Mr. Electric has enabled two participants to begin their electrical apprenticeship programs in partnership with the
MMF. Both programs were uniquely tailored to the situations of the clients, as one also utilized a Targeted Wage Subsidy and one was combined with a Job Opportunity Subsidy. Mr. Electric has also partnered with the MMF to facilitate a third client interested in electrical work, through a summer career placement project.
Partnership Profile: It’s My Community Too
In partnership with the City of Winnipeg, the MMF has created It’s My Community Too – an urban beautification project designed to provide training and work experience for multi-barriered clients.
The first crew of six ran in 2009, and under the supervision of their coordinator, worked with trucks and equipment to help community organizations and residents with clean-up work and small building projects free of charge. Due to the success of the initial program, both the City of Winnipeg and the MMF expanded their commitments with additional funding to help create two crews per year. The 15-week project begins each spring, with new crewmembers starting at each intake.
In addition to performing community services in the North End and Elmwood, the project is designed to teach essential skills, good work habits, transferable employment skills, and self-sufficiency through steady income. As clients approach the end of their work with the crew, they receive further assistance through the MMF’s Metis Employment & Training Recruitment to identify and achieve their employment goals.