ON expands KKETS training program to provide carpentry training to Matawa First Nations

The Government of Ontario is expanding Kiikenomaga Kikenjigewen Employment and Training Services (KKETS) training programs to offer carpentry apprenticeship training. Through this program, members of the nine Matawa First Nations communities, including communities that are only accessible by winter roads or by air, will have access to training and careers in the skilled trades. “We look forward to working together with KKETS to resolve our housing crisis by building capacity for our community members and acquiring more red seal carpenters and other trades in our community,” said Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation. “Providing our First Nation community members with the tools and training to build and maintain our homes would be leading our own way to prosperity, and sustainable growth.”