METSI Replacement Accepting Clients

Tuesday, August 08, 2006 at 13:32



An official from the province’s Advanced Education department is providing details about its plans to take over from METSI this fall.


Earlier this year, Ottawa decided not to renew funding to the Metis organization, due to concerns raised over the MNS election of 2004.


Keith Landry, a labour market planner with the province, says the department will begin accepting clients immediately.


Landry says services will be focused around those individuals who have an action plan or solid career goals, but he insists the eligibility criteria will remain the same as it was under METSI.


He says they will work with Metis on a client-by-client, first-come, first-serve basis.


Landry notes his department has 20 career and employment centres currently operating in Saskatchewan.


Landry stresses the department is only acting as an interim provider until January 31st.


A permanent replacement for METSI is expected to be named in the fall.