The Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET) is the successor program to the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS), which is set to expire March 31, 2019. ISET will be in effect from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2029.
ISET Program Objective: "To help improve the employment opportunities of aboriginal peoples and enable them to fully participate in the Canadian economy in a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and openness."
ISET offers nine programs to assist clients:
1. Indigenous Skills Training Option 6. Indigenous Summer Student Employment 2. Indigenous Employee Skills Enhancement 7. Indigenous New Start Program 3. Indigenous Job Creation Partnership 8. Indigenous Child Support Initiative 4. Indigenous Labour Force Promotion Option 9. Indigenous Community Development Program 5. Indigenous Business Initiative Program Below is a more detailed description of theses programs. 1. Indigenous Skills Training Option To assist clients in obtaining, maintaining, or increasing their current skill levels through a variety of training courses offered by recognised and accredited training institutions.
2. Indigenous Employee Skills Enhancement To provide an opportunity to those members who are employed to upgrade their skills, to maintain their existing positions or to advance within their company/ organization.
3. Indigenous Job Creation Partnership To support job creation and on-the-job training projects that meet the needs of the employer. It provides work experience to unemployed persons by creating temporary jobs.
4. Indigenous Labour Force Promotion Option To create an opportunity for clients to gain access into the labour market by providing them with on-the-job work experience with potential employers.
5. Indigenous Business Initiative Program To allow participants to concentrate on developing a sustainable business by providing then with financial assistance while they receive business advice and support.
6. Indigenous Summer Student Employment To provide aboriginal students the opportunity to gain career related skills and practical on-the-job work experience during their summer break.
7. Indigenous New Start Program In order for clients to successfully enter or re-enter the labour market, they may access employment supports that are critical to seeking and attaining employment.
8. Indigenous Child Support Initiative To provide financial support directly to clients as a part of income support packages for the purposes of obtaining private/alternate daycare services.
9. Indigenous Community Development Program To support community projects that have a strong emphasis on Employment & Training and that will provide growth and recovery in the First Nation.