The objective of the NND Education & Training Department is to support Na-Cho Nyak Dun Citizens in gaining access or being reintroduced into the workforce by obtaining training with the qualifications and skills needed to pursue individual careers and to contribute to the achievement of Self Government and economic self-reliance.
You have to be a registered NND Status or Beneficiary, and you can be employed or unemployed. A copy of your status card for proof or a letter of enrollment, as a FNNND Beneficiary, must be provided with your application.
HOW TO APPLY
You can apply in person, or contact us by e-mail, you can get an application from our office. For information, please contact our office. You will be notified within 3 to 5 days of your receipt, whether your application has been approved or denied.
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING
- Application form for NND Post Secondary Education or Application Form for Community Training;
- Copy of your Status card or verification from NND Enrollment Department;
- A letter of acceptance from your education institution;
- The latest transcript is required with Application;
- Program outline of the courses, you would like to take; and
- All your personal information is needed; all files are kept confidential.
If you have an email address, we can email forms to you, or you can download from our website.
NND ASETS, NND POST SECONDARY AND COMMUNITY TRAINING
NND Post Secondary Education/ASETS Coordinator is responsible for Student applications, community training and ensures that all documentation is included. Requests are forwarded to the Director for review and then monthly allocation set out in the NND Education Policy. Every August the applications for school supplies is available on NND website; this is a subsidy for parents to assist with supplies. The PSE.ASETS Coordinator processes requests from high school graduates and post-secondary students for funding and reports monthly to Education Director. The PSE.ASETS Coordinator has to liaison with HRDC, Social Assistance, Finance and Personnel Officer.
The Post Secondary Program is governed by Post Secondary Education Policy, adopted June 17, 2008, and by the NND Constitution.
You can contact the ASETS Coordinator at:
Phone: (867) 996-2265 Ext. 116
Fax: (867) 996-2028
COMMUNITY EDUCATION LIAISON COORDINATOR
The ESW is responsible for liaisoning between JVC Administrator and JVC teachers, NND parents and the First Nation Education Director. Assisting teachers with cultural activities and forms. Attend meetings concerning students and parents. Informing the Education Director of any policies changes within JVC. Coordinate yearly events on behalf of the NND Education Dept. Assist school staff with parent/teacher interviews. Ensure that the Education Department has stats and enrollment list for students for NND for school supplies. Provide food for learning, snacks for the students at JVC.
If you have any concerns about your child’s education, please contact the teacher first, if you are not content with the results, contact the Principal, and then the school council.
You can contact the ESW at:
Phone: (867) 996-2692
YOUTH & RECREATION COORDINATOR
The First Nation is seeking assistance with a program for youth or after school project. If you are interested, please submit your name to the Education office.
The Youth & Recreation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the Youth Council, hold regular meetings at least once a month, assist the youth with fundraising events, host workshops or recreational activities. This position also works with the Heritage and Culture department to ensure youth are learning Northern Tutchone traditional knowledge.
You can contact the Youth Coordinator at:
Phone: (867) 996-2112
The department manager is responsible for overseeing and direct programs. The manager works on proposals, report writing and gives presentations to the Annual Assemblies and Chief and Council on matters related to this department. We have lots of initiatives happening. Yukon College has created a Presidents Advisory Committee, to consult with First Nation on what training is essential to the First Nation.
The Yukon First Nation Education Advisory Committee meets four times a year to go over Education issues for students in K4 to grade 12, they have currently developed a Grade 5 Governance Manual and have started a pilot project, First Nations 12 is also being done this year. The First Nations curriculum has been working on developing booklets that reflect First Nation citizens and culture. A new document has been developed on Students succeeding and accomplishing their dreams. This will assist the Department of Education in moving forward and includes the First Nations as part of the process. We would like to have more elders work with us to work in school and on cultural activities. If you’re interested in attending any meetings, please let us know. Mussi Cho
You can contact the Manager of Education:
Phone: (867) 996-2265, Ext. 120
Fax: (867) 996-2028