NETP hosts open house

By Denise Titian, June 13, 2016

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Debra Foxcroft cuts the cake at the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program open house June. 13.

Photo by Denise Titian

Port Alberni — 

Staff of NETP (the Nuu-chah-nulth Employment and Training Program) opened the doors of their Port Alberni offices June 13 to invite people for a tour of their facility and to see what they have to offer.

Operating since 2010, NETP offers training and employment readiness services to all Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit people residing in Nuu-chah-nulth territories. Besides the main office in Port Alberni, there are regional offices in Gold River and Ucluelet to serve people living in coastal communities.

Funded by ASETS (Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy), NETP works with clients on an individual basis as well as in group setting. They offer a variety of training classes and programs including drivers training, FoodSafe, adult upgrading, as well as cultural and life skills training to prepare people to enter the workforce.

NETP offers a wide array of programs and services designed to train people for the work force, assist in job search and to support people in maintaining their jobs.

Ginny Webster stopped by the open house with her daughter. She said she earned her FoodSafe ticket through NETP and drops by for weekly visits.

Most of the NETP staff were at the open house and they introduced themselves during lunch hour. NTC President Debra Foxcroft said she was honored to be there, adding she’s been hearing good news and inspirational stories of successes coming from NETP.

Following the cutting of the cake, people were invited to talk to NETP staff to learn more about services. They were offered refreshments and the chance to win gift baskets.

NETP Case Manager Robyn Samuel invited people to drop by anytime during work hours if they want to know more. The NETP office in Port Alberni is located at 4090 8th Avenue.