Employment and Training

Who can I contact if I have employment and training related questions?

For more information about employment and training, you can reach Brent Ronning, Education, Trades and Employment Coordinator at brent.r@huuayaht.org or 250-723-0100 ext. 220.

How can the employment and training staff help me as a Huu-ay-aht citizen?

We offer:

  • Funding for clothing and equipment that is required to work
  • Support with resume and cover letter writing as well as interview readiness on a rolling, as-needed basis
  • Job placement support- let us know if you are on the job hunt so that we can let you know if employers come to us when they are recruiting
  • Targeted information about upcoming training and employment programs at employment agencies (like INEO, NETP, WorkBC) as well as colleges that may be a good fit for you.

 

What kinds of programs does Huu-ay-aht offer?

We offer a number of programs on a rotating basis including HFN resume writing and interview readiness workshops, driver’s education programs, youth empowerment workshops, and job shadowing and placement initiatives.  Stay tuned to the Huu-ay-aht Facebook page, newsletter, and website for updates!

 

What employment and training agencies exist in the Alberni Valley and Barkley Sound regions?

Alberni Valley Employment Centre: provides a range of employment services, including job search assistance, career counselling, and access to current job postings, computers, phones, fax and photocopier for job-search activities.

INEO: provides a range of employment services including career/vocational counselling, job search support, and community support to youth and adults.

NETP: offers free employment services to First Nations, Inuit, and Metis living within Nuu-chah-nulth territory.

 

What employment and training agencies exist outside the Alberni Valley?

 

 

 

 

Vancouver and Lower Mainland

Vancouver and Lower Mainland

Resource Service Contact Information
ACCESS (Aboriginal Career Employment Services Society) Offers customized employment and training services for urban Aboriginal people.  Programs and services include:

· ACCESS Trades

· Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures

· Bladerunners

· Employment assistance services

· Summer student programs

For ease of access, offices are located across Metro Vancouver, including:

Surrey, New Westminster, the Downtown East Side, the Vancouver Friendship Centre and our Adminstration office and Trades office in West Vancouver

Phone: 604 251-7955

WorkBC Provides access to job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and more.

 

There are over a dozen WorkBC centres across Metro Vancouver.  To find the office nearest you, visit:

http://bit.ly/1KZXrZj

Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP) Assists trades students connect with employers in their field. Staff provide job hunting tips and can often help bridge connections with employers seeking skilled labourers. Address: 3636 East 4th Avenue, Vancouver

Phone: (604) 293-6591

Victoria and South Vancouver Island

Victoria and South Vancouver Island

Resource Service Contact Information
Coast Salish Employment and Training Society Offers customized employment and training services for Aboriginal people.  Services include:

· Bladerunners

· Employment assistance services

· Sponsorship for training that leads to employment

Address:

201-5462 Transcanada Hwy.

Duncan, BC

Phone:

250-746-0183

1-888-811-3919

Victoria Native Friendship Centre · Sponsorship for training that leads to employment

· Employment assistance services

· Short term education and training programs

Address:

231 Regina Avenue

Victoria, BC  V8Z 1J6

Phone:

250.384.3211

John Howard Society · Bladerunners

· Community Employment Program for federally released inmates

Address:

2675 Bridge Street

Victoria, BC V8T 4Y4

Phone:

250-386-3428

WorkBC Provides access to job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and more.

 

There are many WorkBC centres across the South Island.  To find the office nearest you, visit:

http://bit.ly/1KZXrZj

STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program) Assists trades students connect with employers in their field. Staff provide job hunting tips and can often help bridge connections with employers seeking skilled labourers. Address:

1075 Alston Street

Victoria, BC V9A 3S6

Phone:

250-361-1607

Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island

Nanaimo and Central Vancouver Island

Resource Service Contact Information
Coast Salish Employment and Training Society Offers customized employment and training services for Aboriginal people.  Services include:

· Bladerunners

· Employment assistance services

· Sponsorship for training that leads to employment

Address:

201-5462 Transcanada Hwy.

Duncan, BC

Phone:

250-746-0183

Toll free phone:

1-888-811-3919

STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program) Assists trades students connect with employers in their field. Staff provide job hunting tips and can often help bridge connections with employers seeking skilled labourers. No local office, but regional representative available by phone.

Phone:

250-361-1607

Nanaimo Youth Services Society Offers customized employment and training services for unemployed disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16-30. Services include:

· Bladerunners

· Employment assistance services

Address:

290 Bastion Street

Nanaimo, BC

Phone:

250-754-1989

WorkBC Provides access to job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and more.

 

There are many WorkBC centres across Nanaimo and region.  To find the office nearest you, visit:

http://bit.ly/1KZXrZj

Campbell River and North Vancouver Island

Campbell River and North Vancouver Island

Resource Service Contact Information
North Vancouver Island Aboriginal Training Society Offers customized employment and training services for Aboriginal people.  Services include:

· Wage subsidies

· Bladerunners

· Summer students

· Workshops

· Employment assistance services

South Office

Address:

1211 Cypress Street

Campbell River, BC

Phone: 250.286.3455

 

North Office

Address:

331 Larch Street

Alert Bay, BC

Phone: 250.974.2908

WorkBC Provides access to job search resources, employment planning, skills assessment, training, work experience placement and more. There are a number of WorkBC centres across the North Island.  To find the office nearest you, visit:

http://bit.ly/1KZXrZj

Other Regions in Canada

Other Regions in Canada

Resource Service Contact information
Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy Offers customized employment and training services for Aboriginal people across Canada To locate an ASETS office in your region, visit:

http://www.esdc.gc.ca/en/aboriginal/agreement_holders.page#bc

 

 

 

 

 

 I am interested in working for the Huu-ay-aht First Nations government. What should I know about the hiring process?

Please refer to the following resource page for more information

Current Job Postings with Huu-ay-aht First Nations

Our Hiring Process

Our Professional Values

Our Journeys, Our Stories:

Edward Johnson Jr: “Education is the key to our future”

 

5 Comments on “Employment and Training”

  1. Janine . Thompson August 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm #

    What is your drivers education program?

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    • heathersthomson August 29, 2016 at 9:16 am #

      Brent Ronning would be happy to help you out. You can reach him at 250-723-0100 or brent.r@huuayaht.org.

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  2. marcia.thomas June 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm #

    intreasted in trades what are my opptions

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    • Huu-ay-aht June 15, 2015 at 8:54 am #

      ƛuł ma kuʔał (tluthl ma kuu-athl, Good morning), Marcia!

      Your request has been forwarded to the Education Department.

      Have a nice day!

      čuu

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  3. marcia.thomas June 10, 2015 at 5:26 pm #

    yes please send me info on trades n education please .ive worked for atira prop.for 4 1/2 yrs front desk manager as well as .apt manager host .and best babies ,programme worker .janitor

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