Coast Salish Employment & Training Society was created in 1997 through an agreement between 19 Coast Salish First Nations and 3 Aboriginal Friendship Centres, funded by Service Canada ASETS. The purpose of CSETS is to assist the member Nations so that they may gain employment training or attain funding that will allow them to be employable. Employment for our Nations is the main goal for CSETS.
Communities and Friendship Centres receive funding from CSETS so they can provide services in their designated areas. These services maybe in the form of Career Counseling, Employment Training, Work Gear Purchasing, support for on the Job Projects and some communities develop and deliver their own programs on Literacy, Life Skills and different certification programs.