RedWAY BC News E-zine
RedWAY BC News E-zine
Harnessing Technology to Honour, Inform and Connect Urban Aboriginal Youth to Services, Opportunities, the Community and Each Other

Thursday, February 7, 2008 Dynamic Issue: Aboriginal Employment, Jobs, Apprenticeships, & Training Opportunities    
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Events Calendar
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ARTICLE LIST
In this special issue...
Meet our new Aboriginal Youth JPEN Editor for RedWAY, Adele Alexander
FRIAA - Fraser Region Interim Authority Looking for Urban Aboriginal at Large Representative
Next intake for First Nations Employment Society Training Session for Aboriginal Youth
NEW! Innovative Internship Program: Produce a Computer-Based Training Program for First Nations Water System Operators
Aboriginal Youth Writing Council & Media Literacy Training Program Needed NOW
New format will allow us to update postings efficiently
NCFNG - National Centre for First Nations Governance BC Office
Aboriginal Calendar of Events: ICT Summit 2008, FNESC Aboriginal Education Conferences, Talking Stick Festival
Order Your Aboriginal Language Thank You Postcards TODAY!
E-zine made by delegates at ICT 2008
Less than 25% of companies have effective retention strategies for senior workers
Honourable Monte Solberg, HRSDC Minister announced $105 million over five years
Previous Postings from Employment Section Partners
JPEN - Job Postings & Employment News List Feb.7 update
BC Hydro Info Session at Native Youth Learning Centre (NYLC) Feb. 11th at 4:30pm
Past highlighted job postings: First Nations’ Emergency Services Society of B.C. (FNESS) Position Open NOW
Media Advisory - Northern Aboriginal Authorities for Families Regional Dialogue Sessions Planned
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In this special issue...
Aboriginal Job Postings, Native Training & Apprenticeship Opportunities
by RedWAY BC News Team

Updated 13-02-08: We're developing this permanent one-stop-shop for current job postings, training opportunities and employment news relevant to Aboriginal people. Scroll down the page and click in article titles along left and media links on the right so you don't miss anything. Please take our mini-poll at the bottom of the page.
 
New to RedWAY? Welcome! Check out January's issue and hope to see you at the FNTC Summit 2008 event!
Next regular issue is Feb. 26th; content deadline Feb. 23rd.
 
Meet our new Aboriginal Youth JPEN Editor for RedWAY, Adele Alexander
Job Postings Employment News Section will be updated regularly by YOUth
by Kristin Kozuback, Publisher, RedWAY

Meet Adele Please join me in welcoming Adele to RedWAY! She did such a great job writing for RedWAY at the CANDO conference, I knew we had to find a way to hire, train and keep her writing and reporting for us, for you. Now, consider how YOU can directly support her employment in 2008...
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FRIAA - Fraser Region Interim Authority Looking for Urban Aboriginal at Large Representative
Join this incredible organization supporting Aboriginal Children, Youth, and Families

FRIAA - Fraser Region Interim Aboriginal Authority www.fraa.ca 2 current job opportunities with FRIAA include Community Circle Advisor Committee Representatives (CCAC's) and the Urban At-Large Representative. Share your experience by joining a team committed to making a difference for Aboriginal children and families in the Fraser Region...
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Next intake for First Nations Employment Society Training Session for Aboriginal Youth
Learn valuable employment and media literacy skills

New SkillsLink program start date is expected at the end of February. Call now for info and register now...
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NEW! Innovative Internship Program: Produce a Computer-Based Training Program for First Nations Water System Operators
First Nations Education Steering Committee, First Nations Summit, First Nations Technology Council, INAC and MDA Corporation Working Together

If you are a motivated and creative individual interested in working alongside multimedia industry professionals to learn the skill sets required for careers in Computer-Based Training, check out these 6 job postings!
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Aboriginal Youth Writing Council & Media Literacy Training Program Needed NOW
Show your support for Spiritlink Communications today!
by Kristin, Adele and Mark

Time to help Youth connect to jobs and each other! Many of you know RedWAY BC News donates 10 free article spaces each issue to Aboriginal non-profit organizations or Aboriginal Youth initiatives. We've averaged over 5% growth each quarter since 2003 - to now have over 8000 readers! Each week we now receive over 40 job postings, event notices and requests to cover community news stories. THANK YOU! We've grown far beyond a local community-driven newsletter to become a virtual compilation of over 2600 diverse stories, employing over 60 Aboriginal Youth as writers, advisors, reporters, graphic artists and photographers part-time over the years. We need your support now to encourage, train, then hire Youth to explore media careers to conintue sharing positive news stories about Aboriginal People.
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New format will allow us to update postings efficiently
Capacity development plan: train, hire, promote Aboriginal Youth

Check regularly for Aboriginal Employment News, equity initiatives and targeted job postings and more! Read why we created this one-stop-shop for job postings, training opportunities and employment news relevant to Aboriginal people. Whether you're looking for your first job, a new challenge, an internship...
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NCFNG - National Centre for First Nations Governance BC Office
Director of Operations Position - Apply by February 14th

National Centre for First Nations Governance develops programs and services that are culturally enriched and empowered by First Nations traditions, customs, laws and inherent governing powers This leading-edge national First Nations organization is currently seeking experienced and dedicated individuals to become part of its team. If you want to take on a variety of challenges and initiatives to help the NCFNG realize its goal of “putting a new memory into the minds of the children”, then check out this job posting and links...
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Aboriginal Calendar of Events: ICT Summit 2008, FNESC Aboriginal Education Conferences, Talking Stick Festival
Native Events, Aboriginal Conferences, First Nations Summits & More
by Mark Point - RedWAY's new Calendar of Events Editor and Kristin Kozuback

Send our New Calendar of Events Editor YOUR news - and become an e-zine partner in 2008! We need your help to continue providing this free resource. Meet our new CoE editor Mark! Upcoming Aboriginal events include a canoe naming ceremony, leadership meetings for BCAFN, FN Summit and UBCIC; join us at BCAAFC's Gathering Our Voices ant the FN Tech Summit; get tix now for the Talking Stick Festival and the Shane Yellowbird Concert to raise money for Juvenile Diabetes...
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Order Your Aboriginal Language Thank You Postcards TODAY!
Need a great gift for speakers? Time to reward employees? Raise awareness with respect!

Order today - email postcards@spiritlinking.com
We've told you the "Story of the Aboriginal Language Postcard" , and how it has over 25 ways to say "Thank You" in First Nations languages. We hope you'll agree they're a wonderful and unique way to share gratitude and knowledge. Order now so your team can start spreading good news and positive messages in 2008! 50 cents from each card sold is set aside to host free workshops for Aboriginal Youth...

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E-zine made by delegates at ICT 2008
Check out this article created by participants
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Less than 25% of companies have effective retention strategies for senior workers
Attracting Aboriginal Youth and bridging the knowledge gap critical HR strategies

time is running out for boomers ready to retire - how are you going to keep their knowledge ? What happens when the boommers retire? A recent Manpower survey revealed few companies have adjusted their human resource retention strategies to keep their senior employees participating in...
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Honourable Monte Solberg, HRSDC Minister announced $105 million over five years
Investment to generate partnership projects across Canada

Canada's New Government invests in Partnerships between Industry and Aboriginal People by building on 9 existing ASEP partnerships currently underway across Canada...
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Previous Postings from Employment Section Partners
Social responsibility starts with recruitment - see who paid for or requested targeted postings

Starting July 2007, we're keeping track of companies who invest directly in Aboriginal engagment and employment by requesting free postings and advertising programs or jobs in RedWAY BC News. Please take a peek inside...
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JPEN - Job Postings & Employment News List Feb.7 update
FRIAA, National Centre for FN Governance, VCAPC Board, UNNS logo contest

Job postings, training opportunities, employment news in RedWAY Excellent summer student jobs with the CRA, National Centre for First Nations Governance (NCFNG), web designers, administrative assistants, great opportunity for Aboriginal organizations to apply for interns, UNNS Youth Governance logo and title, and more...
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Mini-Poll: Share your thoughts & see results
Your view on employment news & info sources
This special issue of RedWAY BC News E-zine has been created to address the growing number of job postings, career fairs, employment training programs, and apprenticeship opportunities articles sent to us by our readers. Please take a few seconds to fill in these seven questions so we can better meet your needs. How many articles in the employment and job posting section of RedWAY do you read?

None - I don't read RedWAY's job posting section or employment-related articles at all

One - I read RedWAY's job posting list only when I open the newsletter

More than one - I read RedWAY's job posting list and some other employment-related articles

Lots - I read RedWAY's job posting list and most other employment related articles

How often do you look at the job posting list or training and employment articles in RedWAY BC News E-zine?

Regularly - I revisit or re-open the job posting section at least once a week

Maybe twice or more - I revisit or re-open the job posting section a few times

Once - I read the job posting list and other employment-related articles ONLY when I open the e-zine

Once - I read ONLY the job posting list ONLY when I open the e-zine

This is the first time I've read the job posting list and other employment articles, but I think I'll read and revisit it more than once

This is the first time I've read the job posting list and other employment articles, but I think I'll read it once when I open the e-zine

Never - I don't read any of the job posting articles in that section

What is the MOST common way that you usually hear about jobs or training opportunities?

From close friends

From co-workers

From family members

From employment counsellors

From business contacts

From Aboriginal community members

From non-Aboriginal community members

From teachers or staff at my school

From career fairs or job fairs

What is the MOST common source that you use to find job postings and employment news?

I read Aboriginal print newspapers or weekly magazines

I read Non-Aboriginal print newspapers or weekly magazines

I get e-mail messages from friends, family, community members

I get RSS Feeds directly from companies or government agencies

I search job and employment websites

I get phone calls from friends/family directing me to other sources

I get phone calls from employment counsellors directing me to other sources

I look for printouts on notice boards or job boards at my local Friendship Centre, Community Centre or Employment Centre

I look for printouts on notice boards or job boards at my band office

I read RedWAY BC News

Would you say that you are currently looking for a new career, part-time job or full-time job opportunity?

No - definitely not looking

No - not for the next few months

No - not for the next year

Maybe in the next few months

Maybe in the next year

Yes - in the next few months

Yes - in the next year

Yes - RIGHT NOW!

What is the MOST important consideration for you when choosing a job, training program or career? Finish this sentence: "It is most important to me that an employer provides me with..."

The ability to have an impact in my community or business

A co-operative team environment

Opportunities for personal development (on the job training, feedback)

Competitive money/compensation (salary, wages, benefits)

Proper tools and training to work

Their commitment to supporting diversity (maybe Aboriginal employment, recruitment, retention strategies)

A socially responsible, sustainable business vision or organizational mandate

Aboriginal governance - Aboriginal owners, Board or Advisors

Would you like to see a mini-poll like this in every issue of RedWAY BC News? If yes, would you fill it in?

No - I don't like polls or surveys

Yes - I don't mind monthly polls or surveys in RedWAY; if they're quick (under 5 or 6 questions) I'd probably fill them in

Yes - I don't mind monthly polls or surveys in RedWAY; if they're failry quick (under 10 minutes) I'd still probably fill them in

Yes - I would do most monthly polls or surveys for RedWAY, even if some of them are longer than 10 minutes

  **Click HERE to see RedWAY readers' responses so far**
ARCHIVES (other great issues to check out)
Issue 65 - March Madness: RedWAY Partnerships Help You Recruit, Celebrate and Connect to Urban Aboriginal Youth in 2008
March 4, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 3
Issue 62 - New Year, New Partnerships, New Opportunities for Aboriginal Youth
January 16, 2008
Vol. 5 Issue 1
Special Issue - NATIONAL DAY OF REMEMBRANCE AND ACTION ON VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
December 6, 2007
Vol. 4 Issue 18
Issue 61 - Aboriginal News, UNYA (Urban Native Youth) Mentorship Opportunities, and Community Forums for GVUAS, Aboriginal Women and ACCESS
November 15, 2007
Vol. 4 Issue 17
Issue 60 - RedWAY Readers' 2007 Survey & Contest
October 17, 2007
Vol. 4 Issue 16

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This is a permission-based, free newsletter - that means you had to sign up to receive it! Or, someone else signed up and liked it so much they're sending you copies. Our list is confidential and secure, but if you would like to remove your e-mail address, it's easy. Just click on the "Subscribe, remove or update" box (at top right) then scroll down to "Remove". We intend to increase awareness about the diversity of Aboriginal cultures, events, and news stories while providing opportunities to connect to Indigenous, First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples across Canada. This newsletter has articles contributed by Urban Aboriginal Youth from across BC, or by organizations and companies working to support Urban Aboriginal Youth initiatives by purchasing articles, sharing information and building working relationships. Please respect the various views and opinions offered here, just as we respect all Nations and races that share our land.
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