Intake Education and Training Pathway (IETP)

The IETP is a prerequisite to all training in a students journey whether academic or trades training.

The IETP is a living document created at the grassroots level which incorporates a distinct approach in assisting the learners journey.

Blunt Indicators

Blunt Indicators are ubiquitous and versatile indicators that must be interpreted with care if they are to be used for evaluation purposes. The first assessment of in the ATEC process is a very generic series of questions aimed at gauging the individuals performance in the area of:  

  1. comprehension; 
  2. document use; 
  3. Reading; 
  4. writing and; 
  5. ability in filling out the application.  

Based on the performance of the applicant a basic understanding of where the student may fall academically is documented by the IETP staff member and is put into the individuals training plan.

SASSI Assessment

The Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory (SASSI); identifies individuals who have a high probability of being diagnosed with any type of substance use disorder, including alcohol. It is not a measure of the use of controlled substances. ATEC partners with the accredited federally funded Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation treatment center called the Medicine Lodge where staff have been trained to administer the assessment. 

Career Cruising

Career Cruising assists learners by;

  1. Builds self awareness: Users learn about themselves - their interests, skills, preferences and aspirations - so they can explore the opportunities right for them.
  2. Explore options: They learn about career possibilities and educational pathways by exploring rich, engaging content
  3. Create a plan: A dynamic, actionable plan outlines the steps needed to achieve career, school and life goals. 
  4. Make it real: Plans are then brought to life-whether for a career, job or college-by taking informed action.

Career Coach

Is an interactive, one on one or group, career guidance and pathways planning session designed for students entering into the IETP. The councilor will assist student(s) to explore different career options, manage course selections and plan various pathways to meet the requirements for their desired career path and to ensure that this journey is what the really want to move towards. 


Academic Assessments

Social Job Readiness

Social Job Readiness Is a prerequisite to all training and incorporates mindful creative based life skills that empower youth and adults for success while in training at ATEC and enhances student retention while employed with industry. Social Job Readiness training is an innovative approach, that develops a deeper perception about life, self-responsibility, and interdependence in order to boost self-esteem, and engaged social behavior while developing problem solving skills and teamwork through a creative, interactive enjoyable process. 

Social Readiness also incorporates conventional and traditional knowledge that transforms learners to focus and become more resilient while learning and better prepares you for the workplace. 

Essential Skills upgrading and Training

Upgrading and training are based on the skills required to be successful in an occupation or workplace of your choice. Using Essential Skills-based training can inform you of the skills required for a particular occupation, measure your current skill levels, and provide specific recommendations for you to upgrade your Essential Skills. There are nine essential skills combinations and applications in every occupation. They are the foundational skills you use to perform your work tasks and the building blocks you use to learn new skills.  

Literacy and Essential Skills

Are needed for work, learning and life;

Are the foundation for learning all other skills. They help people evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change. Essential skills include the skills associated with literacy (i.e. reading, writing, document use and numeracy) but goes beyond to also include thinking skills, oral communication, computer use/digital skills, working with others and the skills associated with continuous learning. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to better prepare for, get and keep a job, and adapt and succeed at work.

Adult Education Program

Grade 7-10

Mature Student Diploma Program

Grade 11-12

Access to all post-secondary, technical and access to industry

Whether you are in Adult Basic Education and want to get into Carpentry and have completed your grade 10 equivalent you can now get access and go right into a integrated trades program. MDSP students who finish grade 12 can access integrated trades to become an electrician and students who want to continue in academia can now continue through traditional educational channels for diploma and degree programs.  

In House Therapists

ATEC houses 2 and sometimes 3 in House therapists. These therapists focus on a gamut of issues with First Nation citizens.

Problems facing native First Nations People are worsened by inter-generational trauma and sub-standard socioeconomic conditions, which in turn, take a toll on family, spousal and parent-child relationships and education. 

They are available throughout the educational and training pathway.

Traditional teaching

Sharing circles, sweat lodges and traditional teachings are available onsite for staff and students.