The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and the First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) are pleased to manage Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) 2022-2023 Cooperative Education Program (COOP) for the BC region. The COOP is a component of the First Nations & Inuit Youth Employment Strategy Program (FNIYES).
Key activities under the COOP include, but are not limited to:
- Job shadowing opportunities
- Career promotion workshops such as career counselling and career planning
- Student training to promote job access, for example, First Aid; and
- Role model / guest speaker presentations to promote careers and education planning.
The program has the following objectives:
- To promote the benefits of education as key to labour market participation;
- To support the development and enhancement of essential employability skills among First Nations youth such as communication skills, problem solving, and working with others;
- To introduce youth to a variety of career options;
- To support the provisions of mentored school-based work and study opportunities such as cooperative education and internships; and
- To help First Nation youth overcome barriers to employment.
Eligible recipients are First Nation Schools in BC. Eligible COOP participants are students in grades 7 to 12 who are enrolled in and attending a First Nation School and who are ordinarily resident on reserve.
- 2022-2023 COOP Guidelines
- 2022-2023 COOP Proposal Form – Due October 14, 2022
Final Reports are due March 24, 2023.
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