About Us


  • Carleen Thomas, B.A., Acting Manager of Tsleil- Waututh Nation Band School, Teacher, Post- Secondary Facilitator, Culture and Heritage Coordinator, Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Timeline Therapist, and S.O.I. Administrator
  • Michael Tomichich, B.A., Teacher, Neuro-Linguistic Practitioner and Timeline Therapist

What We Do

  1. Aboriginal Employment and Training Programs which assist employable, unemployed, underemployed or employment disadvantaged to attain employment.
  2. Band School: Kindergarten to grade 12 courses, and high school completion
  3. Post Secondary Education Support, funded by Indian and Northern Affairs (I.N.A.C.) and Coastal Corridor Consortium (C3): a Tsleil- Waututh partnership with Capilano University, Vancouver Community College, Native Education Centre, Lil'wat, Musqueum, Schelt, Squamish, United Native and Métis BC Nations.
  4. Homework Club (FNESC) we provide after school tutoring for students, on reserve lands, who currently attend mainstream schools.

Our Purpose

  • To operate an Aboriginal Skills Development Centre, which will serve First Nations, Aboriginal, Inuit and Métis People;

  • To offer education: Essential Skills, High School Leaving, Adult graduation, Grade Equivalency Diploma (GED) to remove barriers to employment.

  • To help those who are looking for work and/or a career direction;

  • To promote Human Resource Development, Labour Market interventions, Employment Assistance Services, and Employment Training Programs to meet the unique needs of the First Nations and Aboriginal community within the area;

  • To implement partnerships with other agencies for the purpose of carrying out the responsibilities and activities of the Employment & Training Centre;

  • To assist First Nations and Aboriginal Communities to develop and implement Human Resource Development, Equity, Economic Security and Employment Training Programs and opportunities to meet their expressed needs.

  • We work collaboratively in the field of Aboriginal Human Resource Development to aid the Aboriginal workforce to participate in the shifting labour market in today’s economy.

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