u Metis Employment & Training

Targeted Wage and Job Opportunity Success

Partnership Profile: Thompson Humane Society

The Thompson Humane Society has partnered with the MMF to employ many individuals, including a client who, through a Targeted Wage Subsidy, began working as an Assistant Shelter Administrator. The client had limited education and employment skills, but through on-the-job training, gained transferable skills and experience, and in-depth knowledge of the shelter. The Thompson Humane Society plans to hire this client into a new leadership role with greater responsibility. Like this client, all MMF clients who have accessed training opportunities through partnerships with the Thompson Humane Society have succeeded in improving their employment situations and quality of life.

Partnership Profile: UCN

An MMF client who had completed training to become a Computer Programmer Analyst was having trouble finding work in his field of expertise. Meanwhile, University College of the North was in the process of implementing new software, and was interested in finding an individual who could help them with this task. As a solution, UCN partnered with the MMF to employ this client through a Targeted Wage Subsidy for one year. The project was a success, and at its end, the client gained full-time employment with UCN as a Web Portal Clerk.

Partnership Profile: Cook Brothers Cartage

After receiving a grade twelve diploma from an adult education program, an MMF client began work through a Job Opportunity Subsidy with Cook Brothers Cartage, a construction services company in her home community. The project involved training as a Receptionist/Assistant Bookkeeper, and upon completion, resulted in full-time employment in the same position. This training program allowed the client to become self-sufficient and improve quality of life for her family, while providing the employer with a well-trained, knowledgeable staff member.