Aboriginal Skills and Training Strategy (A.S.E.T.S.)

This program can help you prepare for, find and maintain work.

Training for jobs in sectors where there are skills and labor shortages:

This Federal Government program lets us link your training needs to labor market demands (what skills are people looking for), and to help you obtain these skills through training or upgrading.
We provide the following services and resources:

  • Assisting you in developing the skills required to do a specific job
  • Helping you get training on the job
  • Purchasing seats in training institutions on your behalf
  • Contributing to job creation by aiding our communities in building a skilled work force
  • Staff development
  • Organization development.

Available training:

  • Class One Training
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Firetack Training
  • Safety Ticket Training
  • Barge Training
  • Forest Equipment Operator
  • Apprentice Training (Heavy Equipment, Electrician, etc.)

Other training opportunities based on the Labor Market Information in the region and the Nations Annual Operation Plan.

Benefits available during participation:

  • Living Allowance
  • Rent
  • Books/Supplies
  • Travel
  • Tuition

Our full range of services:

  • Career assessments
    • Tools to help you identify your skills, interests and values
    • Provide information on different careers and occupations

    Help you find information on courses and programs to pursue your career
    Help you develop a career action plan.

  • Employment counselling
    Assistance with your resume and cover letters
    Discuss employer expectations
    Go over interview techniques.
  • Job search, information boards and computer access
    We have job search and job boards, so you can see the available jobs on the market
    We have a resource library and provide you with computer access to do all your research to help you plan a career, and to help you look for a job.
    All benefits and training programs are based on the Policy and Annual Operation Plan. Please contact one of our Employment Facilitators for more information.

Are you eligible?

To qualify for support for Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) you must:

  • Be First Nations living in the North Peace Tribal Council area no less than six months.
  • Have a social insurance number
  • Establish your identity and provide information or substantiation required to determine eligibility (identification).

Timelines and deadlines:

You are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible.

  • Approvals are based on the policy, procedures and our budget.