When the Lil’wat Employment Training and Resource Centre got their instagram on

The most favourite part of my job is helping others achieve their goals, seeing our community adapt to the ever changing labour market and overcome barriers together. ~ Telase Pascal, Employment Counsellor

Thanks to Linnea Ward, Telase Pascal and Ruth Dick for sharing a week in their work-lives, at the new-this-year Lil’wat Employment Training and Resource Centre.

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They opened their doors (at the old Spirit Circle building) on May 14 2018 and operate under the umbrella of ACCESS (Aboriginal Community Career & Employment Services Society), an Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) holder funded by Service Canada and the province of BC.

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The team led by Melanie Williams, is made up of Employment Counsellors Linnea Ward or Telase Pascal, and Administrative Assistant Ruth Dick. They provide:

  • employment counselling and career planning
  • recruitment and referrals
  • resources for job search including telephones, computers for resumes, cover letters and job search, photocopiers, printers, resource information and an up-to-date jobs board.

Their Facebook page is kept up to date with new opportunities, and once a week, on Wednesdays, Telase and Linnea head out on the road with their skills, to provide outreach employment services to the 3 lower communities, rotating each week between Skatin, Samahquam & Tipella, and providing  support for resumes, cover letters, job search, basic computer skills, training opportunities and more!! This service is provided through the ASET holder of Stolo: Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training (SASET.)

Meet the team!

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Hello! My name is Linnea Ward, N’Quatqua First Nation. I have been an Employment Counsellor for two years+. I went through my Career Development Practitioner Training April to November 2016 through SASET and Douglas College in Lil’wat. I enjoy helping people, especially youth and hope that I can influence people to strive to be their best self. As an Employment Counsellor I do many different things. To name a few: I do intake on indivisible clients, from there I assist with their needs: whether it be updating or creating a new resume, cover letter, job application, uploading documents for emails or assisting in vocational funding packages for training. I also enjoy facilitating workshops. To name some I have done: Getting your L, Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Career Exploration and more. In closing, Thank you for reading and I hope to see your beautiful face in our office. Don’t be shy to come in and say Hi. #employment #resumes #workshops #training #ASET #lilwat #lilwatnation #statimc #future #CDP #nquatqua

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Entsa s srap7ul skwatsits lil’wat7ul. My name is Ruth Dick, Lil’wat Nation. My job title at the Lil’wat Employment and Training Resource Centre is Resource Room Coordinator. My job encompasses duties from Receptionist to Administrative Assistant and everything in between. I definitely have a variety of duties that keeps my days jumping. The training I got over the years include: Business office Training at VVI, Microsoft Computer Administration at NEC and Business Fundamentals at CapU (still working towards my diploma). My first job was as the Office Assistant in the Summer Student Program before I went into Grade 12. I worked for Canada Manpower at VVI in the Student Financial Services office. I have been Administrative Assistant in various departments for Lil’wat Nation, including: Secretary to Chief and Council and the Senior Administrator, Land and Resources and for Public Works. I was the Production Editor, Writer, Sales for Advertising and Newspaper Delivery Boy for Lil’wat7ul Ts’ila Tsa7 Newspaper; and wrote a column for the Whistler Question for a couple of years. There were other jobs but these ones listed relate to my current position.

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As Linnea says, Don’t be shy to come in and say Hi.

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