Stó:lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training
effective October 1, 2010.
SASET will build upon the success of SNHRD programs and services and adopt the new ASETS model with its three guiding principles:
SNHRD has been moving towards this model over the past several years, and has undertaken extensive planning to understand and adopt the new ASETS model in the manner that best reflects the needs of the clients and communities in the service area.
Program Mandate/Vision/Mission/Values/Goals and Objectives:
The SASET department is mandated by Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Canada (ASETC) to implement the ASET Agreement for First Nations and Inuit people located in the Fraser Valley catchment area.
The SASET Vision aspires to assist all First Nations and Inuit persons in our service area to reach their full educational and employment potential.
The SASET Mission is to increase First Nation and Inuit participation in employment and training opportunities to create a sustainable future of self governing citizens.
SASET is dedicated to advancing its Vision and Mission based on the principle values of:
Which are embodied in the work SASET does to reach our Goals & Objectives.
The SASET Goal is to create quality training and access to employment opportunities for First Nations and Inuit persons residing in our service area through a process of identifying client need and addressing those needs through effective program delivery.
SASET strives to fulfill the following Objectives:
SASET will operate with an increased reliance on industry demand for workers through the use of its Labour Market Demand Driven Model, which combines labour market information generated through statistical analysis, and consultations with local employers, communities and clients to understand the demands for local labour. SASET has also developed an Employer Engagement Model to identify employment opportunities with local First Nations, Joint Ventures, and employers located within and adjacent to the communities.
As an organization, SASET will provide the management and administrative functions for the delivery of employment assistance services in the area. SASET will utilize community-based agencies to deliver the services to the clients throughout the region.
SASET will have eight points of service, similar to the SNHRD model, implementing the existing offices founded during the SNHRD program delivery. All points of service will provide at least the minimum levels of services to First Nations and Inuit people. Clientele are welcome to attend any of the EAS offices in the SASET catchment area. EAS locations conduct outreach to the First Nations and related organizations within their core service areas.