Aboriginal Skills Employment & Training Services (ASETS)

ASETS receives funds provided by Human Resources & Skills Development Canada (HRSDC) to provide training and employment opportunities to Aboriginal people within the Central Interior.

ASETS proactively negotiates and provides access to and distributes financial resources related to Aboriginal Human Resource Development, and advocates the enlargement and enrichment of Aboriginal Employment.

The objective of the ASETS agreement is to:

  1. Increase Aboriginal participation in the Canadian Labour Market.
  2. Strengthen and facilitate flexible programming that meets the unique and varied needs of Aboriginal people and employers.
  3. Provide employers with skilled workers.

ASETS Service Areas and First Nation Bands:

ASETS service areas in BC: Map and Contact Info

Vision Statement
We will work in partnership to increase self-reliance of Aboriginal people within the Central Interior
The ASETS agreement provides employment & training funding for all Aboriginal people on or off reserve, residing within the Central Interior service area including 30 local First Nations through sub-agreements with:

  1. Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy Central (formerly known as Shuswap Training Employment Program (STEP)

 Aboriginal Training Employment Centre (ATEC)

View ATEC page


  1. Aboriginal Skills Employment and Training Strategy West

Crystle Phillips, Outreach Worker, outreachwest@asets.org, Ph:(778)471-8226

General Enquiries Call Toll Free:  1-844-471-8204
Fax: (778) 471-5804

Core Staff

ASETS Director, Cherlyn Billy

Marsha Spinks
ASETS Administrative Assistant
Ph: (778) 471-8204

Sharon Shuter
ASETS Project Coordinator
Ph: (778) 471-8207

Bernadette Jacob

Data Analyst


Ph: (778)471-8203


Program Descriptions and Forms

Summer Student Program Description

Direct Purchase Program Description

Target Wage Subsidy Program Description

Demand Driven/ /Project Based Training Program Description

Client Registration Form

Application Form for Proposals


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