May 13, 2019

Continued Investment in Career Training for People With Disabilities

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced its continued commitment to career training by investing $491,000 for the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres (SARC) to administer the Supported Employment Transition Initiative (SETI).

SETI provides community-based organizations across the province with funding to develop programs to help people with disabilities find employment.  This funding for SARC will help up to 175 individuals with disabilities through 12 to 15 innovative projects over the next year.

“Our government is proud to partner with organizations such as SARC to provide programs and services that help Saskatchewan people with disabilities access employment opportunities,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “SETI supports Saskatchewan’s Disability Strategy, with a goal to make Saskatchewan the best place in Canada for people with disabilities to live.”

“Every Saskatchewan citizen has the right to achieve meaningful and competitive employment,” SARC Executive Director Amy McNeil said.  “Innovative initiatives, like SETI, help people experiencing disability reach their goal of employment and living inclusive lives.  Companies that evolve their hiring practices quickly realize the many benefits of an inclusive workforce, including gaining great employees and seeing staff and customer loyalty rise.”

Projects in SETI primarily focus on skill enhancement and job search, which implement new and innovative ways to support individuals with disabilities access the labour market.