More than a dozen will follow the daily routines of executives at a number of organizations in a program dubbed Project Beyshick.
The project is intended to give entrepreneurial aboriginals experience in the corporate world that they can bring back to their communities.
Stan Beardy, grand chief of the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, says his community needs such opportunities. Beardy says it’s one thing to follow a dream, but the young people in the project are learning how to put it into practice.
Companies taking part in the project include FedEx, T-V Ontario, H-S-B-C and the Toronto Police Services Board.