Career Development

 We operate under two funding agreements (ISET and SPF), with set criteria.  It is important to note that some courses are being provided in partnership with ISETS which has different objectives and target Participation group. 

Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program is designed to help Indigenous people improve their skills and find employment.

ISET Requirements and selection:  Selection is based on First Nation, Inuit and Metis people residing in the communities of Behchoko, Whati, Gameti, and Wekweeti.  Be unemployed or underemployed and/or face multiple barriers to employment and training

Clients are ineligible if they:

  • are employed
  • reside outside the Tlicho Region
  • have been selected for a program within the last six months

Skills and Partnership Funding (SPF) - a demand-driven, partnership-based program that supports government priorities through strategic partnerships. The program funds projects that contribute to the skills development and training-to-employment of Indigenous workers towards long-term, meaningful employment.

SPF Requirements and selection:  Government of Canada outlines objectives and a target Participation group. Student selection will be based on the information provided on application forms. A weighted scoring system is used to determine student eligibility. Applicant responses to the question below as well as other consideration will be used to make student selections. 

  • Are you a Tlicho Citizen/Resident?
  • Are you a Tlicho Youth (under 30)?
  • Do you identify as Female?
  • Do you identify as Indigenous? 
  • Are you currently employed?

All applicants are required to complete application must be submitted prior to posted deadline for the related program.  Client will not be considered if application is incomplete.

Due to high numbers of applicants’ staff will only contact those selected to participate in a program/course.

Once applicant is selected to participate as student they are expected to sign a Participate Acknowledgement agreement between themselves and the Tlicho Government. This shows their commitment to the community, the program, roles and responsibilities.  This will also serve as a way of making people accountable and outlines that payments are based on attendance. 

Participate who fail to comply with the agreement may will be asked to leave their training:

  • Based on attendance
  • Recommendation of the instructor

For more information please contact:

  • Leona Lafferty - Career Development Manager
  • Catherine Mantla, SPF Executive Assistance
  • Phoebe Wetrade - Behchokǫ̀ CDC
  • Marlene Wedawin - Whatì CDC
  • Jenny Mantla - Gamètì CDC
  • Pamela Lamouelle - Wekweètì CDC & Coach
  • Claudia Rabesca Behchokǫ̀ Coach
  • Darla Rabesca Whatì Coach

Contact information can be found on the directory.