Future Ready Wabanaki

Get a Head Start on Your Career or Find, Develop and Keep Young Talent in Your Workplace

FutureReadyNB is a partnership between NB employers, universities, indigenous students, and the Government of New Brunswick. It works to ensure that Indigenous university students have equal access to meaningful and valuable real work experiences with local employers, while connecting employers with top New Brunswick talent.

Future Ready Wabanaki

Get a Head Start on Your Career or Find, Develop and Keep Young Talent in Your Workplace

FutureReadyNB is a partnership between NB employers, universities, indigenous students, and the Government of New Brunswick. It works to ensure that Indigenous university students have equal access to meaningful and valuable real work experiences with local employers, while connecting employers with top New Brunswick talent.

Students
Future Ready Wabanaki can help you:

  • Build a stronger bridge between your academic learning and real work through a variety of experiential learning opportunities on or off-campus
  • Connect directly with New Brunswick employers earlier, increasing your ability to attain meaningful careers in the province upon graduation
  • Gain skills and competencies you will need to remain competitive while responding to the labour market demands throughout the province

Employers
Future Ready Wabanaki can help you:

  • Connect directly with students to recruit and retain skilled, tech-savvy talent to your organization
  • Increase your ability to resource and staff new projects or positions and drive innovation in your organization
  • Strengthen the skills and competencies of the future labour force and develop insight into the future of New Brunswick’s labour market

Students
Future Ready Wabanaki can help you:

  • Build a stronger bridge between your academic learning and real work through a variety of experiential learning opportunities on or off-campus
  • Connect directly with New Brunswick employers earlier, increasing your ability to attain meaningful careers in the province upon graduation
  • Gain skills and competencies you will need to remain competitive while responding to the labour market demands throughout the province

Employer
Future Ready Wabanaki can help you:

  • Connect directly with students to recruit and retain skilled, tech-savvy talent to your organization
  • Increase your ability to resource and staff new projects or positions and drive innovation in your organization
  • Strengthen the skills and competencies of the future labour force and develop insight into the future of New Brunswick’s labour market

 

How else can Future Ready Wabanaki help you?

Funding has been secured to remove some of the financial barriers that would impede indigenous university students from accessing an experiential learning opportunity or an employer from offering an experience. Depending on the opportunity a student may qualify for funding under one or more of the following categories:

 
 

What is experiential learning and what could an experience look like?


TermBroad Definition
InternshipPlacement within an organization with staff member designated as a mentor. Financial remuneration may be included, or student may earn academic credit or other credential.
Co-opAcademic program in which curriculum is designed so that the students alternate study and work terms with paid employment and supervision / mentorship.
Practicum/ClinicalInvolves practice-based work experience under the supervision of a professional. Can be stand-alone or course component for which grade or evaluation is assigned. May or may not be mandatory.
Service LearningVolunteer experience within community-based organization in which the student makes a specific contribution to the organization and /or community; normally a course component.
Co-curricular Development *Opportunitites in this area will be unique to each institutionThis category may include (but is not limited to) elements such as applied research, international experiences, community engaged learning, organized, co-curricular learning, or other forms of experiential education that adhere to the National Society for Experiential Education.

What is experiential learning and what could an experience look like?


TermBroad Definition
InternshipPlacement within an organization with staff member designated as a mentor. Financial remuneration may be included, or student may earn academic credit or other credential.
Co-opAcademic program in which curriculum is designed so that the students alternate study and work terms with paid employment and supervision / mentorship.
Practicum/ClinicalInvolves practice-based work experience under the supervision of a professional. Can be stand-alone or course component for which grade or evaluation is assigned. May or may not be mandatory.
Service LearningVolunteer experience within community-based organization in which the student makes a specific contribution to the organization and /or community; normally a course component.
Co-curricular Development *Opportunitites in this area will be unique to each institutionThis category may include (but is not limited to) elements such as applied research, international experiences, community engaged learning, organized, co-curricular learning, or other forms of experiential education that adhere to the National Society for Experiential Education.

Am I eligible?

Students must:

  • Be a registered full or part-time student
  • Be a Registered Status Indian
  • Participate in meetings and focus groups and completed reflective holistic evaluations, as required

Employers must:

  • Be operating in New Brunswick
  • Be willing and open to champion cultural sensitivity in the workplace
  • Demonstrate investment towards the Indigenous student's placement
  • Provide adequate supervision, training and mentoring
  • Participate in surveys, focus groups and consultations, as required

I WANT IN! WHAT COMES NEXT?

As a student or as an employer wanting to apply, please contact the Future Ready Wabanaki lead at your University to get started today!

Meaghan McIntyre
Indigenous Employment Services Advisor
Meaghan.McIntyre@unb.ca
506-206-5820

Patty Musgrave
MTA
Indigenous Affairs Coordinator
pmusgrave@mta.ca
506-364-2127


Emilie Frenette
UdeM
Experiential Education Coordinator
Emilie.frenette@utmoncton.ca
506-858-4418

Jessica Hughes
St. Thomas University
Manager, Office of Experiential & Community Based Learning
JessicaH@stu.ca
506-460-0300

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