The Salmon Migration Program: Providing young adults opportunities to become skilled workers.
It is increasingly recognized that the large number of pupils leaving school at the end of primary education – which often constitutes the majority – need some sort of preparation for the world of work.
In many countries informal apprenticeship constitutes the most common form of skill acquisition, and possibly the most efficient, resulting in income generating activities. The Human Salmon Foundation encourages young adults who have learned a skill or obtained a certificate, to identify and train vulnerable young adults to become independent, confident and healthy adults.
The precise method salmon use to migrate has not been entirely established, though their keen sense of smell is certainly involved. Not all salmon return to their home stream at the same time of the year. There are different runs of salmon that return from the sea at various times and seasons. Each run is genetically unique and specifically adapted to their stream. Salmon do not feed during upstream migration. Salmon can make amazing journeys, sometimes moving hundreds of miles upstream against strong currents and rapids to reproduce.