The federal government is giving the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies just over a million dollars to provide Aboriginal students with tailored post-secondary training.

The money is being delivered through the Post-Secondary Partnerships Program, which links education programs to local labour market needs.

The funding will help SIIT administer three programs that will allow students to build the skills needed to access jobs within the business and healthcare sectors.

SIIT CEO Riel Bellegarde says the funding is an important contribution to the school’s Addictions, Business and Health Care Aide programs.