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Heavy Equipment Operator Trainers!

Please Call 604-329-9329 for details.


Training Updates

We would like to Congratulate Tsleil Waututh on the Chef’s Training.
Call Michelle George at 604-345-0025 or email for more information.

The Carpentry Level 1 has started at the Lower Stl Atl Imx.
Call Catherine Pascal 1-604-894-0021 or email at for information.

The Heavy Equipment Operation Program started January 7, 2013 ends March 8, 2013 at the Tsawwassen Gateway Skill Centre. No start date for the next one. Contact Jennifer Charlie at 604-948-2181 or email for more information.


Free Information Technology & Computer Training

We are proud to announce that we are partnering on the First Nations Technology Council’s Project Raven. Project Raven offers industry certified technical and computer training that is relevant and useful to Aboriginal communities and employers throughout BC. FNTC offers both Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry certified and customized training to meet the needs of the student on their prospective employment path.

As training is delivered primarily through the use of mobile computer labs throughout BC, there is no set location or time for courses. If you are interested in taking a particular course or would like to know more about what is available, contact FNTC to inquire.  Once there is enough interest to fill a classroom (approximately 12 people)  FNTC will deliver the training.  There are no tuition costs to attend training through Project Raven.  Note that students must meet the eligibility criteria to attend training through Project Raven.

Please visit the Project Raven website for more details.

Learn more about the courses FNTC offers:
GIS Certificate Program

Introduction to Technology (ITT)
Microsoft Office 2010
Microsoft Office Word 2010
Microsoft Office Excel 2010
Microsoft Office Outlook 2010
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010
Strata IT Fundamentals
PC Technician: Equipment Hardware and Networking
PC Technician: Software and Troubleshooting
Configuring Windows 7
Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician
Installing and Configuring Windows Server 2012
Administering Windows Server 2012
Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012
Networking for Home and Small Businesses
Small-to-Medium Business or ISP
Network Fundamentals
Routing Protocols and Concepts
LAN Switching and Wireless
Access the WAN



New Carpentry Skills Training

We have teamed up with Kwantlen Polytechnic and Tsawwassen First Nation to deliver new 6-month carpentry trades training starting January 2013 at the Tsawwassen Gateway Skills Centre. Accomodations and childcare are available. More details and dates to follow.

To get updates, sign up here or call 604-925-2180



Discover Trades BC: trades that are most in demand right now.

Discover Trades BC released some videos about the trades, including Carpentry, Cabinetmaking, Plumbing, Hairdressing, Aesthetics, Chefs & Cooking, Electrical, Automotive, Metalforming, Pipefitting, Masonry, Telecommunications and Construction.  For all the videos, please visit their website.

For more information about getting into the trades please visit their website or contact us.



Chefs and Cooks:



Discover Trades BC is an initiative funded by the BC Government to help provide easy access for secondary students to the many educational opportunities available to them in trades training. BC offers a wealth of programs & training options to give BC students the skills they need to lead exciting and rewarding careers. Students, parents and educators can discover these opportunities here.


Supply Chain Exit Survey

The Aboriginal Skills Group (formerly VanAsep Training Society) has now completed the “Supply Chain Careers Program” 2008-20102.

VanAsep Training Society would like to thank you for participating and congratulate those who have been successful in attaining employment as a result of the training. VanAsep Training Society is now in its last stages of the agreement with HRSDC and is now conducting the last follow up with our clients.

Below are a few questions that we would like you to answer in order for us to conduct our Exit Survey:


Are you employed?
If yes, where?
Have you received all the necessary certificates?
Which program did you participate in?
Who was your Job Coach?
At which location did you attend the program?
Do you hold a valid Drivers' License?
Driver's License Class:
Phone :
Street Address:
Postal Code:
Please enter the text you see.
Please enter the text you see.


HEO Training Survey

The Aboriginal Skills Group in partnership with ITA Aboriginal program and Tsawwassen Gateway Skills Centre will launch a new HEO certification program from 2012-2015 to be located at the Tsawwassen First Nation, Delta, British Columbia. Course schedules will be determined by market demand. All new applicants will also complete an Essential Skills 3G assessment.

If you have any questions please contact Hanna Socol at the Tsawwassen Gateway Skills Center at 604-948-2181


Currently, HEO Certification is a three part process in British Columbia:

1. BC Roadbuilders Foundations Program (3 weeks)
2. ITA HEO Technical Training on Machines (4 weeks)
3. Apprenticeship on Machines (200–400 hrs, 4–8 weeks)

To be eligible for ITA HEO technical training you must complete the foundations course and be registered as an HEO apprentice with the Industry Training Authority of British Columbia.

Are you registered as an HEO apprentice?
Have you completed the Foundations course?
Have you completed the Technical Training Program?
Which machine have you selected for seat time certification?
Do you hold a valid Drivers’ License?
Driver's License Class:
Phone :
Street Address:
Postal Code:
Please enter the text you see.
Please enter the text you see.


New HEO Training Centre in Tsawwassen

Aboriginal Skills Group is partnering with Raven Contracting and Matcon to open a new HEO Training Centre in Tsawwassen. HEO courses coming soon.


HEO, Warehouse and Chef Training opportunities

We’re  accepting applications for Heavy Equipment Operation, Warehousing, and Professional Chef training. Jumpstart your career. Apply now!


Port Metro Vancouver Hiring NorthVan Community Rep

Port Metro Vancouver is looking for a North Vancouver Community Rep for their NorthShore Waterfront Liaison Committee. Apply by Jan 27.

More info:


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