Employment & Training

The objectives of the Employment and Training department are: to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of administration; promote effective employment support for (re)entry into the labour force; promote culturally appropriate skills development and training programs; and to maximize programming quality through performance assessments, targets, and improvements.

What We Do

The Musqueam Indian Band Employment and Training team now consists of two Job Coaches, an Essential Skills Instructor/Mentor Coordinator, 10 Mentors, an Employment & Training Assistant, and a Data Entry Clerk, all of whom assist and support our community members seeking employment or training. These positions work with employers and other First Nation service providers to ensure that participants are successful at work by:

• Providing essential skill assessments to clients
• Providing post-employment supports and counseling as required
• Referring people to other resources in the community
• Providing mediation services between client and employer, feedback, and advocacy for clients
• Maintaining positive and collaborative relationships with clients that encourage long-term job retention
• Providing practical support such as transportation to work, work clothes, boots, tools, etc. for up to two-weeks before first pay cheque
• Working with participants to identify personal and career goals
• Collaborating with other service providers and connecting participants to various training programs

The Career Development Program aims to support clients in retaining their employment for up to 3 months. The skills training strategy are in areas of trades, tourism, health, business administration, legal, retail trades, hospitality/accommodation, and recreation. The Employment & Training Department is working to promote employment partnerships as part of its commitment to helping the Musqueam people build a strong, healthy, and self-reliant community.

Department Head: Manager Employment & Training, Wanona Scott