News Release - May 17, 1999
NEW PROGRAM TO DEVELOP SELF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training Minister Maynard Sonntag
today announced a new training program to help unemployed people on
Employment Insurance and the Saskatchewan Assistance Plan to become
independent through self employment..
"In Saskatchewan, training means jobs," Sonntag said. "The Self
Employment Program will help meet clients' needs for training and
employment by offering another option and opportunity. The program
will also help contribute to economic development and job creation
through the development of individual and small businesses."
The Self Employment Program will offer a range of services and
supports, to help individuals become successfully self-employed. The
services will include a detailed client assessment; formal classroom
instruction in business plan development, market research, accounting
and financial forecasting; and, access to financing options.
The programs provide a broad range of job development and program
options leading to improved employability and sustained employment.
Employment Programs were designed to help unemployed people on
provincial social assistance get the training and work experience
needed to find a job.
"The redesigned Employment Programs have incorporated the best
practices from existing programs and integrated new approaches to
programming," Sonntag added. "These programs provide
opportunities for people to build independence and become
contributing members of society."
For more information, contact:
Training and Employment Programs Unit
Post-Secondary Education and Skills Training
Phone: (306) 787-5984