The Ktunaxa Nation’s employment and training service centre has been relocated to the  Ktunaxa Nation Government building in Cranbrook.

The Ktunaxa Nation’s employment and training service centre has been relocated to the Ktunaxa Nation Government building in Cranbrook.

Ktunaxa Nation Council hosting employment open house

Public invited to check out new employment and training service centre at the Ktunaxa Nation Government building.

Trevor Crawley

The Ktunaxa Nation Council is inviting the public to come check out their new employment and training service centre at the Ktunaxa Nation Government building at an open house on Feb. 2.

The service centre recently relocated from the St. Marys Band territory and will be showcasing its new facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday.

“We have recently renovated our department and can now offer a range of self-serve resources to meet the needs of clients who prefer to work independently on their job search,” wrote Jason Andrew, the Employment Assistance Officer, in an email.

Services offered at the employment and training service centre includes daily updated Job Board within the Ktunaxa region as well as information for those seeking jobs in other areas, computers for access to internet-based applications and software training.

Other services include a temporary job pool list for short or long term employment as well as labour market information compiled from industry employment partners.

“The Ktunaxa Nation Council Employment and Training works with both job ready clients as well as clients who are not job ready to engage the Ktunaxa, First Nations and in some instances all Aboriginal people who reside within the Ktunaxa Traditional Territory,” wrote Andrew. “KNC Employment & Training uses an integrated approach to provide supports to clients who are unemployed or underemployed by assisting them in upgrading their skills, linking training needs to labour market demand.”

The public will be able to tour the centre, meet staff and learn about programs and have the chance to win some prizes.

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