“ Aanii. My name is Jamie-Lynn Sawdon. On May 28th 2015, I graduated as a Scholar Student from the Personal Support Worker Program at Cambrian College in Sudbury Ontario. I was fortunate enough to receive a job offer in my home community of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek as a PSW for Home and Community Care. I would like to thank Naadmaadwiiuk Employment and Training for their Financial assistance throughout the 2014-2015 school year. With their help, I was able to complete my program with ease by not having to worry about financial program requirements like my uniforms, shoes, books and travel. Now that I have graduated and am working I am hoping to continue gaining work experience and hope to further my education to become a Practical Nurse in 2016. Miigwetch! “
"Naadmaadwiiuk gave me the opportunity to complete my Bachelors Degree in Indigenous Studies at Trent University. They’ve given me support that I needed to succeed in my post-secondary education. Not long after the training provided by Naadmaadwiiuk, I now work as an Aboriginal Support Worker at Churchill Public School in the City of Sudbury. I help young First Nations, Inuit and Metis students succeed in their studies and also to provide them with leadership through role modelling so they can dream for a successful future. I give Naadmaadwiiuk my thanks for the support they’ve provided me in helping me follow my dreams!"
Naadmaadwiiuk LDM in partnership with Northern Academy of Transport Training and Atikameksheng Anishnawbek developed a 5 week Heavy Equipment Training Program. The participants learned to operate excavators, loaders and backhoes and bulldozers. They also received Emergency First Aid training, and earned requirements for Surface Miner Common Core, Fall Protection, Confined Space Awareness and Entry, WHMIS, Ontario Workers Health & and Safety and Customer Service. Left to Right: Darrell Reynish, Stephanie Nebenionquit, Shannon Gonawabi
In 2016, Naadmaadwiiuk Employment and Training Unit in partnership with Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and College Boreal offered a 12 Week Culinary Arts Fundamentals Program. The students were taught the techniques required to cook nutritious yet creative cuisines by cooking with various foods, learning about food theory & applications, culinary techniques, baking fundamentals, safe food handling and Smart Serve. The graduates of this program found employment as Cooks in Restaurants and Long Term Care facilities as well as work in Retail. Left to right: Jessie Lee, Allyssa Soucy-Leroux, Dustin Simon, Chef Jim Meilleur. Missing: Rita Miller