Post-Secondary

Peggy worm  
Post Secondary Coordinator
Peggy.Worm@Thunderchild.ca
 

Contact Information
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 600
Turtleford, SK, Canada
SOM 2YO

Phone: 1 (306) 845-4300
Fax: 1 (306) 845-3230
Toll-free: 1 (866) 395-8888

 

Post Secondary Education

Tansi and welcome to the Post-Secondadry Education Page! The Thunderchild First Nation Post Secondary Department will be moving forward with 2 key initiatives in addition to our current responsibilities this upcoming academic year and we'd like your input.

1) We will be sending periodic email communication that will include: department updates, important dates and deadlines for applications, scholarship, bursary and related opportunities, and current student and alumni profiles. What do we need from you? Please send Peggy.worm@thunderchild.ca an email requesting to be part of the list and we'll add you. Simple as that!

2) Establish the "Thunderchild First Nation Alumni Network"

What is it? Good question and glad you asked. Over the years, Thunderchild has produced outstanding graduates in academia and the trades professions who have made valuable contributions to their work place(s), communities, families and in doing so, have provided a valuable endorsement for our community here at home. We want to profile them. Highlight their successes, share their challenges, how they've overcome these barriers and advice they would give to our students today and themselves at the same age. If you would like to nominate someone who has received post-secondary funding from Thunderchild and has gone on to complete their studies and contribute to a greater world then we would love to hear from you. How do you do this? Send Peggy.worm@thunderchild.ca an email with your nominees' information and story. Again, it's that simple. 

But now you're probably more interested in the goods? Where's the application to apply for funding! Just scroll to the bottom of this page and click on the highlighted sections. Send them in prior to the deadlines and stay in contact. We'd love to hear from you.

Saskatchewan Indian Training Assessment Group (SITAG)

The SITAG program is an employment strategy, administered by TFCN, to help our members join the work force. It is complex with many regulations and is monitored by a provincial office out of Saskatoon. New policy changes has resulted in participants being able to secure SITAG funding once every 2 years.

SITAG criteria is as follows:

  • Participant must reside on Thunderchild First Nation, if you live elsewhere, you will be referred to the correct location to seek assistance such as Lloydminster, North Battleford or a First Nation;
  • Participant cannot be currently employed;
  • Participant may receive Job Placement Assistance once every 2 years (this refers to the purchase of work gear); and.
  • Participant must have a letter from an employer stating you need work gear, safety tickets, or other training BEFORE financial assistance may be provided.

We recently completed a program offering Safety Tickets to individuals wanting to work in the industry of Oil and Gas. There were 40 spots available, congratulations to those people who completed all their tickets. The SITAG office will now be having an employment drive in partnership with the North Battleford Industrial Career Centre to help participants seek employment and obtain jobs.

We are also hosting Grade 12 Adult Education in partnership with Piyesiw Awasis School. There are currently 18 students registered in the Adult program and we look forward to our graduating class of 2014!

If you have any questions about how to obtain sponsorship, apply to school, or where to obtain funding if you do not live in Thunderchild First Nation please contact Thunderchild Post Secondary Coordinator.

Application form for Post-Secondary Student Support Program

Post-Secondary Policy

Thunderchild Post-Secondary Report