Green Employment Pilot Project
- Location: Alberta
- Project Partners: TSAG, Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association (TCETSA), and the Alberta Indigenous Relations Ministry
- Website: https://www.tsag.net/
TSAG in partnership with the Tribal Chiefs Employment and Training Services Association (TCETSA) have developed the Green Employment Pilot Project funded by the Alberta Indigenous Relations Ministry and TCETSA. This six month training program was made available to trainees from the six TCV Nations; Beaver Lake Cree Nation, Cold Lake First Nation, Frog Lake First Nation, Heart Lake Cree Nation, Kehewin First Nation and Whitefish (Goodfish) Lake First Nation.
Program participants divide their time between one week of classroom training and three weeks of on-site work experience with one of the partnering employers. To our knowledge this is the first comprehensive competency based training program of its kind in Canada.
- Five employers are actively participating in the training by offering hands-on work experience; County of St. Paul, Evergreen, Town of Bonnyville, ACDEN and Seven Lakes.
- Most of the classroom courses are 1-2 days in length. The classroom component is taught by industry subject matter experts, this, in combination with onsite hands-on operations experience provides a rich learning environment.
- Topic covered include; Introduction to Solid Waste Management, Discussions with Elder Dion, Transfer Station Basics, Landfill Basics, Alberta Recycling Best Practices Workshop, Waste Screening, Asbestos Waste Awareness, Material Recovery Tours, Freon Removal, Site Operations and Maintenance, Household Hazardous Waste, Safety on SWM Sites, Job Hazard Analysis, and Record Keeping.
- Course participants are interested in applying their new skills and knowledge in their own communities.