Aboriginal Skills
Advancement Program

The KIIKENOMAGA KIKENJIGEWEN Employment and Training Services (KKETS) Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program (ASAP) is a one-of-a-kind education training program. It is a program specially designed for Matawa First Nation community members. This adult education program helps students to get their high school diploma and the academic credits they need to pursue college, university or skilled trades training.

Our program supports students both inside and outside the classroom.  Therefore it is specific to individual learning styles, cultural, and emotional needs.

Furthermore, as a Matawa Member, ASAP can help you get the confidence and skills you need to succeed.  As a result, you can expect a stress-free transition from education to training and to employment. Above all, you will be led to a career that is right for you.

The Aboriginal Skills Advancement Program will provide:

  • Completion of Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • Employment readiness training
  • Life skills training
  • Basic employment certifications (First Aid, WHMIS, etc.)
  • Connections to further your post-secondary education, specialized training and/or employment goals

ASAP participants are provided with full wraparound team supports including:

  • Academic supports
  • Transition, emotional, social and cultural supports
  • On-site Elder

Employment Integration
Services Program

It is our goal to build community capacity and increase Matawa First Nations’ members’ participation in the current labor market workforce and local economy. Employment opportunities through the Employment Integration Services Program (EISP) which will enable the participants to compete in the labour market.

Nishnawbe Education
and Training

The main objective is to provide training for employment opportunities for Matawa First Nation Community Members.

Independent Programming

KKETS offers Independent Programming. In order to provide an Aboriginal Workforce it is essential that individual opportunities are provided. Learn what the Individual Programming under the ASETS agreement are.


If you are a Matawa Member, ASAP can help you get the confidence and skills you need to succeed. Expect a stress-free transition from education to training to employment, ultimately to a career that is right for you.