What is ASETS

Aboriginal Skills and Employment and Training Strategy (ASETS)

The ASETS is the federal government’s successor strategy to the 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. ASETS is the partnership and results-based successor strategy to the AHRDS and is a key component of the Federal Framework for Aboriginal Economic Development.

The Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) has been extended to March 31, 2016. This is a 1-year extension of a very successful program that provides skills and job training, along with other employment supports such as daycare.

ASETS, administered though the St. John River Valley Tribal Council, is designed to help Aboriginal people prepare for and find jobs that meet the demand in the labour market.   All Aboriginal people may access – through their local band offices and sub agreement holders – programs and services that include:

Skills development
Training to meet economic opportunities in high demand jobs
Job finding
Programs for youth
Programs for Aboriginal Peoples with disabilities
Access to childcare support

The SJRVTC in cooperation with the member First Nations build and maintain partnerships with other Federal and Provincial Departments/Agencies, Non-governmental organization and Private Sector business and industries, sharing the common goal of improving employment opportunities for Aboriginal Canadians.