News & Events

Roberta Jamieson, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation

VanAsep is proud to sponsor a talk by Roberta Jamieson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.

Roberta Jamieson As President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation, Roberta Jamieson leads the largest non-governmental funder of Indigenous post-secondary student funding in Canada.  She strongly believes that Indigenous youth are integral to Canada’s future workforce and leadership, but that their potential is not being realized.

In British Columbia and across Canada, businesses, governments and communities are trying—with varying degrees of success, to address the economic and educational needs of Indigenous communities.  Roberta Jamieson, with her wealth of experience—as an elected Chief, provincial Ombudsman, lawyer, mediator and Indigenous education leader will share her vision for a better future and what we must do to realize it.

Roberta Jamieson is both an optimist and realist. Her presentation promises to be thought-provoking, engaging and offer challenges to members.

Thursday Dec 08, 2011
Registration: 11:45 a.m.
Lunch & Program: 12:15 – 2 p.m.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre – Pavilion Ballroom
1088 Burrard Street


See the Event Page at the Vancouver Board of Trade




New HEO Career Training

New Heavy Equipment Operator Career Training

Online Assessments: $100

Simulator training on-site in Tsawwassen

ITA Roadbuilders Foundation Course
– 3 Weeks Classroom in Tsawwassen: $2000
– Accommodation available: $1000/month

ITA Heavy Equipment Operator
– 4 Weeks Theory + Practical: $7000
– Accomodation available: $1000/month

For more info or to enroll, call an Aboriginal Training Advisor today:

West Vancouver: 604-925-2180
Tsawwassen: 604-919-2181




HIRING NOW: Supply Chain Careers

Hiring Now Supply Chain Careers November 2011

Start your job in the Supply Chain industry today.

TRAIN-TO-WORK with direct links to real jobs in warehousing, logistics, inventory, shipping, clerk etc. Get industry-certified with First Aid, Forklift Operator, WHMIS, Flagging & Transportation of Dangerous Goods certificates.

Call for more info: 604-925-2180




Sign up now for Carpentry Foundations starting early November.

Carpentry Training Nov 2011

We are offering another 14 week Carpentry Foundations career training course this November. Direct links to apprenticeships and jobs.

Call today! 604-925-2180

Or email Jay ( or Brandon ( for more info.




Get your Driver's License!

Get your Driver’s License, its an Essential Skill in today’s workforce! Begin the process today, click link to do ICBC’s online practice test:





VanAsep collaborates on new Essential Skills video

Video by Littératie-Québec. For more information on the project please visit




New Carpentry Training Course in Tsawwassen

VanAsep Training Society is teaming up with the Tsawwassen First Nation and ITA to deliver a new 14 week carpentry  skills and career training program in Tsawwassen starting July 11, 2011. Every candidate will be assessed with Essential Skills 3G.

For more info please call 604.925.2180 or email either Brandon or Jay.




New Supply Chain Courses.

We are excited to offer additional training opportunities in the Supply Chain sector. Partnering with Master Mariner and FIATA instructor Captain Hossein J. Kamali, we developed 4 new fast-track courses to teach Aboriginal People about shipping and container freight.

Course 1: Movement of Goods & Intermodal Transportation (2 days).

Course 2: Warehouse Container Packing Practice (1 day).

Course 3: Advanced Warehouse Container Packing Practice (1 day).

Course 4: Container Freight Box (1 day).

For more information, please read our flyer or contact us today.




Congratulations to our IPP Graduates

VanAsep would like to congratulate the Hydro Power Plant Operator Training class on their recent graduation, hosted in Sechelt, BC. This pilot program and the 1st of its kind in Canada consisted of  8 hardworking students; that put in a great deal of dedication and committment to succeed in this demanding 18 week course. These students who are from separate First Nation communities throughout British Columbia, travelled and resided in 2 separate locations to complete the program. VanAsep is thankful to the  Tsawwassen First Nation and Sechelt First Nation for hosting the students on their territory.

“I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity, to venture into an industry that opens its doors to First Nations involvement. The companies and organizations involved with constructing this program did an excellent job with the organization and selection of the right people to teach the curriculum.”

– Dexter Craigon
Graduate of the Power Plant Operator Training Program
Sechelt First Nation

VanAsep would also like to send their gratitude and special thanks to all the companies and organizations involved, in making this program a success: HRSDS Canada, Cloudworks Energy, Regional Power, The First Nations Employment Society and instructor Chris Reid for his hard work and dedication.

Once again, on behalf of the VanAsep Training Society congratulations to the students of the Hydro Power Plant Operators Training Program.




VanAsep Reaches 1000 Friends on Facebook

In just over 3 months the VanAsep Training Society has reached over 1,000 friends on Facebook. In addition, the Job Coaches here at VanAsep will begin launching their own VanAsep accounts to better serve our clientele. Strategically, VanAsep will continue to outreach to all of our clients both new and old to better understand our programs and monitor employment, successes, and training.

An account on Facebook  has  allowed VanAsep to have a solid presence within social media and has attracted new and past clients and employees. With an active account and solid team base VanAsep will utilize Facebook to interact with First Nations accross the country.

Add “JayatVanAsep” to your friends list, he is Job Coach specifically for the Carpentry Program but can answer questions to all of our programs.




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