APPLICATION

Q: How do I apply?

A: Applying is easy. If you want to become a youth participant, click here to apply. If you want to become an employer participant, click here to apply. If you want to become a mentor, click here to apply.

Q: I know someone who would be a great fit for this program, but they don’t have access to the Internet; can they get a paper application form?

A: If they don’t have access to the Internet, please contact us and we will discuss alternative methods of applying.

Q: What is the deadline for applying?

A: June 21, 2021. 

Q: What if I miss the deadline?

A: We strongly encourage you to apply on time, however, we recognize that some difficulties may arise along the way. Please contact us to discuss your situation.

Q: I have some questions before I apply. Who can I contact?

You can send an e-mail to genpower@indigenouscleanenergy.com and we will be happy to answer to all your questions.

APPLICATION COST

Q: How much does the program cost to participate?

A: There is no cost to apply or participate in the Generation Power program. For employer participants, the Employer Equity Training is free, but we ask that employers consider donating to our Indigenous youth-led training fund that will support future projects.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Q: What are the admission requirements?

A: For youth participants: In order to qualify, you must self-identify as a First Nation, Métis or Inuit youth (18 to 30) and be eligible to work in Canada.

In evaluating applicants, priority will be given to those who:

  • Have strong online collaboration skills (or willingness to learn)
  • Have experience or interest in Canada’s current and future energy sector (or willingness to learn)
  • Desire to begin, or transition to, a career in the energy economy
  • Have an appreciation for ancestral history and legacies and a willingness to engage with cultural teachings
  • Demonstrate leadership potential, either through work, community, or volunteer experience. For example:
    • Youth representative on a youth council
    • Community governance
    • Organizing your community's participation in large events/gatherings
    • Coordinating cultural events
    • Board member for an organization

For employer participants: You are the right fit for Generation Power if you:

  • Have an appreciation of ancestral history, legacies, and teachings;
  • Have experience or interest in attracting and retaining Indigenous talent;
  • Are willing to explore and learn about workplace inequities and are open-minded to exploring new ways of engaging Indigenous communities;
  • Open to a relationship with ICE and prepared to profile your organization's involvement with Generation Power.

PROGRAM DETAILS

Q: How many Indigenous youth will be admitted to the first cohort of the program?

A: Initially, 20 participants will be admitted in the first year of the program. For the following year, the projection is that 40 participants will be accepted.

Q: What is the length of the program?

A: The program is designed to last 1 year with 6 months of online training and 6 months of experiential learning. However, depending on the agreement between the participant and the employer, the internship can last up to 1 year therefore the program will last 1.5 years for these participants.

Q: What if I don't have a reliable internet connection to do the online training?

A: All the content of our program was developed considering the diversity of the participants and the limited internet access in remote regions. With this in mind, we developed materials that can be downloaded directly from our website and accessed offline. If you don't have any internet access to download these materials, don't worry, we will send a printed version of the entire training to your home. For the webinars that will be part of our training, they will be held at Zoom and you will have the opportunity to call in to listen to the webinar. We have gone to great lengths to make this program inclusive and are willing to step over those barriers and provide training that is accessible to everyone. If you have any other internet/technical concerns that we have not covered, come talk to us as we are committed to analyzing each case individually and propose the most appropriate solutions for you.

Q: Is there any kind of funding to support employers financially when hiring participants?

Yes, employers participants who hire an Indigenous youth for an internship/work placement will receive a 75% wage subsidy. 

Q: Is there any kind of funding to support participants financially?

 Yes, participants are eligible for financial support through the wrap-around support fund. Supports through this fund could include but are not limited to rent stipend, tech support/equipment, dependant care, emergency assistance, and counseling support.   

Q: What are the commitments required to complete the program? 

For participants:

  • 1 week-long cultural land camp ~ March 7-11 (2022);
  • 9 one-on-one coaching and mentoring sessions;
  • 5 online webinar sessions;
  • 12 monthly meetings with cohort;
  • The initiative and dedication to a 6-12 month internship opportunity in the clean energy economy;
  • Completion Ceremony ~ Sept 2-3 (2022).

For employers:

  • 1 week-long cultural land camp ~ March 7-11 (2022);
  • Employer Equity Online Training ~ Sept 6, 2021 - March 4, 2022
  • Completion Ceremony ~ Sept 2-3 (2022).

AFTER BEING ADMITTED

Q: I have been admitted; however, I have some questions before I make the final decision. Who can I contact?

A: You can e-mail Ricky-Lee Watts, Generation Power’s Youth Program Manager.

Q: Can I defer admission to the program?

A: Yes, you can decline admission to the program, but please let us know as soon as possible to allow us to give the opportunity to another applicant.