Head of METSI Resigns

Thursday, August 07, 2003 at 13:39




The executive director of Metis Employment and Training of Saskatchewan has announced he’s stepping down.


Keith Henry will leave in approximately two weeks time for a new job in Vancouver, a venture he says he’s looking forward to.


Henry came on board METSI’s executive three years ago when the organization was embroiled in a financial scandal.


Henry says the first couple of years was a lot of work for him and his co-workers as they tried to determine what their community wanted out of them, while at the same time trying to smooth out concerns raised by Human Resources Development Canada.


Henry credits much of the group’s recent progress to the number of strong resource centres that are now in place for Metis people.


Henry adds METSI offices in Beauval, Buffalo Narrows and Cumberland House have been especially helpful in getting more Metis youth employed and answering questions about unemployment insurance and a variety of other topics.