Millbrook First Nation

Employment and Training

Millbrook Employment & Training is a sub-agreement holder for the Mi’kmaq Employment Training Secretariat (METS). METS is one of two Aboriginal Skills to Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) agreement holders for Nova Scotia (NS), they are responsible to coordinate and administer quality training to employment for the thirteen First Nations in NS, as well as, the province’s largest concentration of urban Aboriginals located in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

 
 
 

Native Employment Officer - Carley Gloade

carley.gloade@eastlink.ca
Phone: (902) 897-9199 ext. 122
Cell: (902) 890-0656
Fax: (902) 897-0678
Twitter: @MbkEmployTrain
FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567992856848794/

Who am I:

Carley Gloade was born and raised on the Millbrook First Nation.  She has worked in employment services for 10 years and was mentored by Millbrook’s previous Native Employment Officer throughout her university career.  Carley has a degree in Sociology and has continued to develop her education by obtaining graduate certificates in Introduction to Career Development and Career Development Services, she was the Mi’kmaq Employment and Training Secretariat’s first Native Employment Officer to be certified as a Career Development Practitioner.  Carley is always looking for innovative, holistic approaches to assist her clients in realizing their potential and empowering them to reach their goals. Carley enjoys playing sports, in particular volleyball. She has given back to her community by coaching the sport she loves with youth in Millbrook. She also coaches the U19 Girls North American Indigenous Games Volleyball Team for Team NS and in 2017 she was awarded Head Female Coach of the Year for her accomplishments in volleyball from the Mi’kmaw Sport Council of Nova Scotia.  

Job Role:

The Native Employment Officer is responsible for client support in multiple forms; Soft Skills, Financial Support, Career Development Planning, Program Development and Facilitation along with various other tasks.

Committees:

·       Millbrook Human Resources Committee

·       Millbrook Transition Training Program Committee

·       Millbrook Joint Registration Committee

·       Millbrook Volunteer Committee

·       Millbrook Powwow Committee

·       METS Native Employment Officer Working Group Chair

·       METS Strategic Planning & Operations Committee

·       Nova Scotia Career Development Association Board of Directors

·       Nova Scotia Career Development Association Human Resources Management Committee

·       Nova Scotia Community College Mi’kmaq Joint Working Committee

·       Nova Scotia Community College METS Working Group

Program’s Current Initiatives:

·       Soft Skills – our program is able to provide clients with resume writing, interview skills, labour market information, job searches and other various skills that could improve a client’s ability to obtain employment. 

·       Essential Skills Program – our community, in partnership with Labour and Advanced Education, has an Essential Skills Program located at the Youth Centre. This program offers life skills and mechanisms to prepare clients for everyday life. It also assists in preparing individuals to enter the workforce or to obtain further education. 

·       Skills Development – our program is able to provide students with funding to attend eligible educational institutions to further their career plan. This can also include training courses that could assist a client to gain meaningful employment. 

·       Employment Maintenance – can provide individuals with necessary training or equipment for employment purposes, upgrading or professional development for employment. 

·       Transition Training Program – is a program that will be released soon, we are working on the funding proponent of the program to assist clients in obtaining meaningful employment and supporting them as they wean off the Social Assistance Program.

·       Youth Centre – our community has a Youth Centre that is open on the weekends and provides structured, regulated social time and implements a variety of Cultural, Traditional, physical and educational experiences for our youth. 

·       Language In-Service Days – developed to promote language in our future generations, every in-service day we provide a day long camp where children, grades primary to five are interactive with our first language and provided fun learning experiences to revitalize our language. 

·       Language Programming – based on community input we will be hosting a series of language revitalization programs in youth and adults. More information will be made available as this program continues to be developed. 

·       Annual Retreats – each year we are honoured to host a retreat for women and youth in our community. During these retreats we provide a variety of educational components as well as holistic healing methods and practices to ensure our community members understand the connection between their best self and being an employee, while giving them holistic tools to take home and continue along their paths in life. 


Native Employment & Training Officer Assistant - Katie McNutt

katie.mcnutt@eastlink.ca
Phone: (902)897-9199 ext. 130
Cell: (902)986-9540
Fax: (90)897-0678
Twitter @MbkEmployTrain
FB: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567992856848794/

Position: Native Employment Office Assistant

Who am I:

Katie McNutt was born and raised on the Millbrook First Nation.  She has worked in employment services for 2 years.  Katie attended Dalhousie University and is continuing to develop her education by working on graduate certificates in Introduction to Career Development and Career Development Services. Katie is working towards her designation to be certified as a Career Development Practitioner.  She is kind and genuine her empathy for her clients makes her understand them, which helps her assist them to reach their goals.  Katie enjoys playing sports, in particular volleyball and rugby. She has given back to her community by assisting Carley in coaching volleyball with youth in Millbrook. 

Job Role:

The Native Employment Office Assistant is responsible for administrative functions within the Employment & Training Office and providing client support in multiple forms when required.

Committees:

·       Millbrook Transition Training Program Committee

·       Millbrook Joint Registration Committee

·       Millbrook Volunteer Committee

·       METS Native Employment Officer Working Group 

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Volunteer Committee

The Millbrook First Nation is looking to create a volunteer committee!

If you are interested in volunteering for various events in our community, please contact Carley or Katie at the Band Office (902) 897-9199