Coast Salish Employment & Training Society is a funding, training delivery and coordination agency. We support aboriginal individuals and communities by facilitating relationships that lead to opportunities to meet employment needs, thereby advancing self reliance.
OUR SUCCESS STORIES
The goal of CSETS is to work with indigenous agencies to provide training and support for individuals to meet their employment goals. We are proud of those who have worked hard to achieve their goals, enhancing their lives and the lives of their families.
David took part in the Job Club and Bladerunners Program. He is now a valuable member of the Nanoose First Nation team and looks forward to returning to school in the future.
Snuneymuxw First Nation is very proud of Tiah Seward and all of her accomplishments. Once she made up her mind to make a positive change in her lifestyle she did it!
Silken Bob is another Bladerunner success story. Silken took the Career Exploration through Bladerunners in partnership with Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and surpassed her goals.
David Peter is from Snaw-Naw-As First Nation and he took part in the Nanoose First Nation Job club program. He learned resume and cover letter creation skills, job search, and interview skills.
David has taken part in Gas Station Operations and Management Training and the Bladerunners Program. He is eager to take on any new job opportunities and/or training programs. David always shows up on time, and is engaged and enthusiastic about learning new things. He enjoys taking on tasks that require attention to detail and management skills.
David has since secured a position with Nanoose First Nation in the Landscape and Maintenance Department, where he is a welcome team member showing exceptional leadership potential. His future goals include returning to school in order to further his knowledge in a trade.
Snuneymuxw First Nation is very proud of Tiah Seward. Once she made up her mind to make a change in her lifestyle – she did! Tiah came into the Snuneymuxw First Nation office and met with our EAS support worker and laid out her plan and goals to get back into the workforce.
Tiah has more than accomplished her goals with her training, first aid, and getting her license back. Tiah successfully completed her certificate programs and secured full time work with Kwumet Lelum Children and Family Services. In addition, she has purchased a car, and has created a better life for herself, her partner, and her children.
Snuneymuxw First Nation congratulates Tiah in all her future endeavors.
Silken Bob is a Bladerunner success story. Silken took the Career Exploration through Bladerunners in partnership with Snaw Naw As First Nation. Her attendance and attitude were great. After completing the program, she applied for the front reception position at Snaw Naw As Nation and was successful!
Along with receiving many certifications (First Aid, WHMIS, Customer Service, Worksafe Safety, Bullying and Harassment, Employers and Employees Right and Responsibilities, WCB Hearing, Hazard Recognition Control, Confined Space and Musculoskeletal Prevention), she also received Lifeskills and Essentials that helped her get employment-ready.
Another part of the program that is becoming increasingly popular in all Bladerunner intakes is Cultural Teachings. This entails either going up to the mountains, or having the teachings in the community. The Snaw Naw As participants all participated in drum-making, canoeing, medicine walk, cedar weaving and carving.
Silken adds, “I really enjoyed the cultural part of the program. I learned to be proud of who I was and where I come from. I learned I need to know more of my culture!”
We are proud of Silken and congratulate her on her new job!