Education, Employment & Training

Education, Employment & Training

The Education, Employment & Training Department is responsible for supporting Saik'uz First Nation students in achieving their academic goals. Additionally, the department supports Saik'uz members by organizing or directing members to available training opportunities and assisting with resume development.


Indigenous Skills and Employment Training (ISET) Program provides funding for employment programs and services that helps Aboriginal people prepare for, obtain, and maintain employment. Saik’uz First Nation receives funding from the Prince George Nechako Aboriginal Employment & Training Association (PGNAETA) yearly to provide employment/training supports to the on-reserve community. They also provide employment/training supports to urban clients through their Prince George office.


Through reconciliation and negotiated agreements, Saik’uz First Nation also provides employment opportunities with our partners by referring employment ready members to a number of SFN’s partnerships. Bring in a resume—the Education, Employment & Training Department will be happy to help!


Education Progam Details

Post Secondary Policies and Procedures

The program aims to improve the employability of First Nations by providing funding to access education and skills development opportunities at the post-secondary level.

Eligible post-secondary levels include:

  • community college and CEGEP diploma or certificate programs
  • undergraduate programs
  • advanced or professional degree programs

The program is administered by Saik’uz First Nation whom determines the funding and selection criteria in accordance with national guidelines. ISC provides funding for this program as part of core funding agreements with Indigenous governments and organizations.

Eligible costs covered by the program may include tuition, books, travel support and living allowances.

The program does not fund trades programs.

University and College Entrance Preparation Program

This program aims to increase the number of First Nations and Inuit students with the academic level required for entrance into post-secondary programs.

Financial assistance may be provided for a maximum of one year for studies in the form of:

  • tuition support for part-time and full-time students that may include required fees, tuition and the cost of books and supplies required for courses
  • travel support for full-time students who must leave their permanent place of residence to attend their university or college entrance program
  • living allowances for full-time students to help cover the costs of food, shelter, local transportation, and daycare

Students who graduated without advanced math or English are encouraged to upgrade through the UCEP program.