Employment and Training/OTDC

Our Employment and Training Coordinator works for the Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) with the Okanagan Training and Development Council (OTDC) to provide funding for all OKIB members and any indigenous persons living in the OTDC service area. The program strives to increase individual self-efficacy towards meaningful employment through supports for education, training, and career building.

All indigenous people living in the OTDC service area regardless of status (Status, Non-Status, Inuit) are eligible for support.

To start services or apply for funding, complete the intake forms below and schedule an appointment with the Employment and Training Coordinator.

Intake Forms


Employment Service Program
Objective: To deliver employment services to clients and communities

Course/Seat Purchase
Objective: To purchase institutional training from a public or a registered private institution on behalf of clients.

Youth/Student Development
Objective: To assist youth & students in preparing for their future entry into the labour market.

Human Resources Development
Objective: To assist individuals (on EI or Reachback) to prepare for, obtain & maintain employment or self-employment.

Workplace Training
Objective: To assist employers to upgrade the skills of employees through purchase of training

Job Development Wage Subsidy
Objective: To assist long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers.


  • Assistance with your resume
  • Job Search & Job Boards
  • Resource Libraries/Computer Access
  • Employment & Occupational Counselling
  • Workshops

To read more about these programs please visit: https://www.otdc.org/programs

Funding Provided in November – December 2022


Between November and December of 2022, a total of 11 OKIB members received support from the employment and training coordinator. These supports included:

  • Funding for additional job-training, inclusive of Food Safe, Driving Lessons, and Apprenticeship opportunities
  • Travel support to complete graduate degree courses.
  • Tuition and living allowances to complete teaching and graduate degrees.


Kaity Laverman
Education and Training Coordinator
Cell: 250-241-7078
[email protected]


For additional funding information please visit http://www.otdc.org/