Telus Award

Telus Awards $20,000 in Wrap-Around Support

A huge thanks to our partners and friends; together we are making a difference, one Warrior at a time!!!

$20K Wrap-Arounds

cover expenses non-profit funding often does not cover. Expenses like childcare, travel, and unexpected housing and living expenses. Wrap-arounds offer flexibility in spending; flexibility to keep our warriors on the path to success through unexpected hurdles.

TELUS, the first technology company in Canada to publicly commit to an Indigenous Reconciliation Action Plan, has just gifted Workforce Warriors Inc. $20K for the provision of wrap-around supports to Indigenous youth in our skill-to-work trades programs.

Thanks to TELUS’ new Indigenous Communities Fund we can continue to support our Apprentices, like Jade.

Jade Polches working on the Shediac Solar Project; As a first year electrician apprentice, Jade is very excited to start out fulfilling her goal of focusing her career in the renewables sector—one day bringing innovative renewable projects back to her community and other Indigenous communities in in New Brunswick, Canada.

Warrior Jade Polches—Renewable Electrician Apprentice Extraordinaire

Jade Polches, from Sitansisk (St. Mary’s) First Nation, is a recent grad of Workforce Warriors, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) funded, skill-to-work program in NB. The collaboration with, and flexibility from, our funding partners, like EHRC, and now TELUS, make moving the needle of Indigenous inclusion in the skilled trades workforce possible. Thanks to the flexibly in their funding requirements, Jade was able to start her career on the innovative Shediac Solar Project, with a truly inclusive employer and project proponent—Thank you to The Smart Energy Company and the New Brunswick Power Corporation for your continued focus on Indigenous inclusion and capacity building.

“Without the help of Workforce Warriors and their partners this opportunity would not be possible -.relocating to a city with limited and expensive housing would have been a barrier for me. I am very grateful to partners TELUS, Electricity HR Canada, NB Power and The Smart Energy Company for making this apprenticeship dream a reality for me”

- Jade Polches -

Collaborative Partnerships: It really does take a village

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