Skills Training Supports

           

The employment counselor who assists in delivery of employment services at employment assistance services offices meets with members (at the community and at other employment services offices), assists clients with skills assessments and development, application completion to training programs and ensures all needed supports are in place for client to move forward to training.

Skills Training Supports

Skills Training Supports


The employment counselor who assists in delivery of employment services at employment assistance services offices meets with members (at the community and at other employment services offices), assists clients with skills assessments and development, application completion to training programs and ensures all needed supports are in place for client to move forward to training.


Skills Training Supports


Skills Development funding is geared towards providing financial assistance for people in need of specific training to further their career goals. Training offered through private training organizations must be recognized.


The employment counselor meets with members (at the community and at other employment services offices), assists clients with skills assessments and development, application completion to training programs and ensures all needed supports are in place for client to move forward to training.


Transition to Work Supports: assists individuals in need when receiving employment who may require: safety equipment, uniforms, transportation until first pay cheque, etc
Short Term Training: up to 30 days of skills training towards employment
Long Term Training: up to one year of training supports, maximum of $10,000.00 per applicant, SASET often partners with WorkBC to co-sponsor clients, leading to employment success.

***Please note: safety equipment is also funded during applied training where required and is not included in these numbers.


Examples of Training

Who is Eligible to Apply?


• Any self-identifying status, non-status, on or off reserve Indigenous person regardless of origin, who resides in the Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training (SASET) catchment area.
What Steps Do I Take to Start the Application Process?
• Make an appointment to meet with an Employment Counselor at any of our Employment Assistance Offices or Outreach locations.


What Are My Responsibilities?


• Complete initial intake process with Employment Counselor which  includes share past volunteer, employment, and education history
• Explore employment and training options.
• Determine steps that need to be taken to bring you closer to your goal.
• Commitment to training, including, where possible, contribution towards expense.
What are the Responsibilities of the Employment Counselor?
• The Employment Counselor will guide you through the Skills Training Supports  application package process.
• They will make any necessary referrals along the way
• They will assist in communicating with potential partners in funding (Ministry of Employment and Labour Standards, Band Administration, Social/Income Assistance).
• Submit completed application to our Stó:Lō Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training (SASET) office for review.
• Communicate with SASET office assessing the completed package.


How Long Does the Application Process Take?


• It all depends on the level of funding requested. The Transition to Work applications are very basic (one page application) and can be processed very quickly as long as the required information is attached: a letter from the employer stating the start date of employment, the supplies/equipment needed, and at least 2 quotes from different vendors on the cost of the requested supplies.
• For longer term training, the applicant needs to complete a 3 to 5 page application package, including: current resume, letter of support, labour market information relating to employment opportunities in the training field, details on the cost of training, personal budget information; assessment results; provide a letter of acceptance from the training institution; Criminal Records Check.
• The more complete the application package, the quicker the turn-around time in processing. As you can see, the information required takes time to put together - so for a long term package, it could take 1 month or longer to gather all the necessary documentation and another month for the information to be processed. So ideally, you would start at least 2 months in advance of the training start date.

Please note safety equipment is also funded during applied training where required and is not included in these numbers.