Sto:lo Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training is the Service Canada Indigenous Skills & Employment Training Program (ISETP) agreement holder contracted to implement the ISETP Agreement for Indigenous people located in the Fraser Valley catchment area. Service delivery is provided to the Indigenous peoples residing from Surrey to Boston Bar and three First Nation communities which are part of the Lower Stl’atl’imx Tribal Council (LSTC): Samahquam, Skatin and Xa’xtsa.
SASET Indigenous clientele include employment and skills training services to all Indigenous people residing in the SASET catchment area that are; status/non-status, on/off reserve regardless of their place of origin in Canada.
SASET Mission Statement
The SASET mission is to increase Indigenous participation in Employment and Training Opportunities to create a sustainable future of self-governing citizens.
Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training aspires to assist all Indigenous persons in our service area to reach their full educational and employment potential.
Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training is dedicated to advancing its Vision and Mission based on the principle values of:
- Cultural Appropriateness
- Equity and Fairness
Which are embodied in the work Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training does to reach our Goals and Objectives.
The overall goal of Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training is to create and refer participants to quality training and access to employment opportunities for Indigenous persons residing in our catchment area through a process of identifying client need and addressing those needs through effective program delivery.
To achieve this goal, Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training strives to fulfill the following objectives:
- Provide quality intake, assessment and referral services
- Assist each client in the development of a realistic action plan
- Provide access to quality programming that will ensure client movement along the employability continuum to reach their goals
- Facilitate the development of effective partnerships and relationships with multiple stakeholders who foster and support Indigenous employment and training.
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 SASET serves.
As an organization, SASET will provide the management and administrative functions for the delivery of employment assistance services in the catchment area. SASET will utilize community-based agencies to deliver the services to the clients throughout the region.
SASET has points of service throughout the catchment area and Indigenous clientele are welcome to attend any of the Employment Assistance Service (EAS) offices in the SASET catchment area. There four full-time and 18 part-time outreach service locations, that will provide employment counseling services either on a drop-in or appointment basis.
LSTC employment services are provided on an outreach basis in community or clients can drop by the Tszil Learning Centre in Lil’wat, B.C.
For EAS locations and hours of operation, please ………………….. on website or call (604) 824-2300 or toll free at 1 (888)845-4455