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Salish Sea Sentinel | July 17, 2024

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Students gain skills with TFN summer career placements

Students gain skills with TFN summer career placements

Submitted by TFN Education and Skills Development 

The Tsawwassen First Nation’s Education and Skills Development Department was busy this summer running a career placement program for students ages 13 to 25. 

The program was designed for to bring awareness to all the possible jobs and careers that TFN has to offer, while offering work experience in those areas. 

We offered a variety of positions based on the students’ career goals and gave the youth guidance and support in their individual job placements. 

In total, we had 17 youth working with TFN this summer, giving them a full schedule of learning and working in their new positions. 

We had students working in the following positions; Daycare worker, Elders worker, Administrative Assistants, IT, Fisheries and Natural Resources, Youth worker, Bylaw and Compliance, Archaeology, Lands Assistant, Public Works and Communications.   

The TFN Managers and supervisors were very supportive of the youth, helping to ensure a successful outcome for them over the summer.   

We also included cultural learning, offering a carving class once with a week with TFN artist Karl Morgan.  

Finally, the youth participated in a few leadership training outings and programs with the TFN Youth Centre, where they learned life skills such as boat safety and firearms safety.  

These summer student positions provide youth with the opportunity to build meaningful work experience, increase their skills, gain workplace insight and help prepare them for the future.  

Our youth are the future of TFN and we are committed to helping them grow to be successful, contributing adults.