A graduation ceremony is being held today for some teenagers in Saskatoon who are attending a summer school program.

The Atoske Summer Training program offers employment skills to the youth in a variety of different fields.

These include first aid, financial literacy, canoeing, early childhood development and others.

Lynn Lacrois is the manager of the community development branch for the city of Saskatoon.

She says the two-week course is offered three times each summer:

“It’s been very successful and we’ve seen a number of graduates from the program in past years find employment with the city, for our summer playground paddling-pool programs, with our youth centre programs, also some of them have had an opportunity to find employment with White Buffalo Youth Lodge.”

Since its inception 142 aboriginal youth have graduated from the program.