About Education Services

The Education Services Department of KTC provide student & counseling services both in Thompson & Winnipeg and also administers the following programs:

Post Secondary Program:

Student Services continues to administer the INAC funded Post Secondary program for the following First Nations: Northlands, Sayisi Dene, Barrenlands, York Landing, Fox Lake & War Lake. Deadline for Main Intake of Post Secondary applications is May 15th of every year.

Private Home Placement Program:

The PHP program continues to provide financial, academic & personal assistance to KTC (Barrenlands, God’s Lake, York Landing, War Lake) First Nation members to gain access to program/grades towards the completion of a high school program & not available in their community. Deadline for PHP applications is June 15th of every year.


The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is an integrated approach to Aboriginal labour market programming. ASETS links training to labour market demand and ensures that Canada’s Aboriginal people can fully participate in economic opportunities.

Under this strategy, Aboriginal agreement holders design and deliver employment programs and services best suited to the unique needs of their clients. ASETS focuses on three priorities::

  • supporting demand-driven skills development;
  • fostering partnerships with the private sector and the provinces and territories; and
  • HRDC Youth Disabilities
  • placing emphasis on accountability and results.

ASETS is designed to help Aboriginal people prepare for and find high-demand jobs quickly, as well as keep them in the long term. All Aboriginal people, regardless of status or location, may access its programs and services, which include:

  • skills development;
  • training for high-demand jobs;
  • job finding;
  • programs for youth;
  • programs for urban and Aboriginal people with disabilities; and
  • access to child care.

The Government of Canada (HRDC) launched the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) in April 2010 for a period of five years (April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2004), move toward three jurisdictions; First Nations, Metis, and the Inuit. This program is the successor program to the Aboriginal Human Resources Development Strategy (AHRDS), which expired in March 2010.