Ballad Group

Foundations In Hospitality for Indigenous Youth

The Foundations in Hospitality Training Program for Indigenous Youth is a program that will prepare Indigenous youth for entry-level employment in hospitality in just 11 weeks.

Eligibility: For Indigenous youth ages 15 to 30 years facing employment barriers.

How to get involved: call or apply online

Contact information:

Phone:1-855-295-7180 (ext 2)

Address: #590 – 10310 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5J 1Y8

Funded by the Government of Canada’s Youth Employment and Skills Strategy.

Feeling overwhelmed about finding a job or deciding on a career path? Fear not! Ballad has crafted an exciting program just for you, filled with amazing experiences.

Embark on an exciting 11-week adventure with Ballad, designed just for youth aged 15-30.  Enjoy 8 weeks of interactive classroom learning and 3 weeks of hands-on paid work experience.

What to Expect:

  • Certifications: Focus on getting multiple certifications from the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute
  • Skills Boost: Learn soft skills and master resume writing, job searching, and interview skills.


Benefits & Extras:

  • Monthly allowance to sweeten the deal.
  • All materials and supplies are provided, including your very own Chromebook.
  • Gain essential Employment Certifications like WHMIS, Food Safety, First Aid, and Pro-Serve.
  • Convenient public transportation support, complete with a monthly bus pass during training.
  • Immerse yourself in unique experiences such as a Grounding Ceremony and Elder Blessing.
  • Connect with and learn from pros in the hospitality industry.
  • Say goodbye to the ordinary classroom – join us on exciting educational field trips.
  • Receive mentorship and coaching to help you shine brightly.


Upon completion, graduates get exclusive access to Ballad’s vast employer network. We’re here to support your job search with coaching for three months after you finish the program.

Ready for an awesome blend of learning and fun to kickstart your career? Join us for an impactful 11 weeks of learning and growth together!

Open doors to a wealth of untapped skills

Are you enthusiastic about fostering the entry of youth into the workforce within a supportive and nurturing environment? Reach out today to access Ballad’s incredible talent pool of youth eager to learn and apply their skills! Plus, for employers supporting youth in the 3-week work experience placement, Ballad offers reimbursement to further incentivize collaboration.

Build New Skills with Ballad

Inquire Below To Unlock Your Potential
Fill Out The Form Below Or Call 1-855-295-7180 (EXT. 2)