Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) is the federal government’s successor strategy to the Aboriginal Human Resource Development Strategy (AHRDS) and is designed to help improve the employment opportunities of Aboriginal peoples and enable them to fully participate in the Canadian economy in a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and openness.
The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy provides funding to Aboriginal organizations to support the costs of programs, services and other activities undertaken by those organizations which are designed to increase the participate in the Canadian labour market of the Aboriginal people served by those organizations.
- First Nations living on or off reserve within the TCETSA Geographical service catchment area.
- Be a resident in and around the Tribal Chiefs Venture region of Treaty 6, or the geographical service area:
Kehewin Cree Nation
Beaver Lake Cree Nation
Cold Lake First Nation
Frog Lake First nation
Heart Lake First Nation
Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 (Goodfish)
- Be unemployed, under-employed (unable to support themselves with income from employment or self-employment) or employment threatened
- Must demonstrate financial need
- Be entering an occupation where there is reasonable opportunity of achieving self sufficiency. (Example: There is a demand for the occupation and the wages the client is likely to receive will support the client and his/her dependent’s)
- Client will commit to an action plan developed with our Employment & Training Department that shows the proposed training is and appropriate step that will lead to suitable employment.
- If living in urban area, the client shall access their closest ASETS Agreement holder. ( Example: Oteenow Employment & Training Services, location in Edmonton)