Community Based Delivery
The TeKnoWave initiative is a community-driven program that has been
designed to involve Aboriginal communities at the intersection of
training, economic development and knowledge transfer. Communities
interested in hosting the TeKnoWave program benefit from the training received
by students through the community internship work placement project
which is performed at the end of the training component of the TeKnoWave
It is essential that in the long term, expertise be retained in the
communities. A key component of TeKnoWave is our Community Internship
Program that brings together tradition and technology. There are
significant financial benefits accruing to the community at large as a result.
The average value of a community internship project has been
acknowledged to be $20,000, reflecting a contribution of $10,000 per student. With
a target of 1,000 IT professionals, TeKnoWave can deliver $10 million
dollars worth of applications through the community internship component
to groups who could not otherwise afford such system support.
Participating students gain self-confidence, self worth and a pride
knowing that they have developed thousands of dollars worth of IT
applications, contributing to the community. From this, job opportunities will
arise that will attract highly trained graduates.
The first TeKnoWave pilot on-reserve will
be at Six Nations with OGWEHOWEH and is scheduled for 2004.
Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Centre is located in the heart
of Ohsweken, Ontario on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
in a luxurious new facility - the G.R.E.A.T Opportunity Centre.
Six Nations members may be eligible for financial assistance
through GREAT and others can apply through Ontario Students
Assistance Program Postsecondary. For further information,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Communities may also submit interest in or requests for TeKnoWave
projects at email@example.com