Something amazing happens when you gather a group of students together from different communities – they talk! Not really all that unexpected, but the fruit of those conversations is something special.
Over the past 32 years we’ve trained thousands of students, and one of the greatest pieces of feedback we hear is that Abenaki training is more than just training.
Many of our students have told us that training with Abenaki gave them an opportunity to share tips and tricks with other professionals who work the same position they do but in other communities community. Whether that’s in Finance, Housing, or Social Services, they not only learn from our team of instructors, but from each other.
They discuss workflow; what works and what doesn’t. They laugh, network, and many go on to be friends once the training is done. In fact, we’re proud to say that many of our students become our friends too!
We think this speaks volumes about the future of First Nations in Canada, because what we witness in our classes isn’t a bunch of people sitting around griping about how bad it is on their reserve, we see professionals who are passionate about helping their communities sharing solutions and solving problems.
That makes us happy. It’s why, way back in 1984, we started Abenaki Associates.
This wasn’t a way for us to make a quick buck. We started doing this because we felt there was a genuine need in First Nations communities and organizations to receive top notch, world-class training using modern software and computers. We wanted to empower our clients to use technology to address, and ultimately SOLVE, the issues that many First Nations face.
We’re proud to be Aboriginal-owned and operated. We give back to our communities, because they have given us so much. We would love to have you join us on this journey!
If there is a course you’re interested in, give us a shout. We offer discounts on every single one of our courses for early bird registrants!