Haisla Nation Council is pleased to mark the grand opening of the Haisla Nation Council Education and Employment office in Kitimat.

The new office, at 606 Mountainview Square, unifies the services of education and employment for Haisla members under a single roof, and includes space to host meetings in its large board room.

Employees of the Haisla Nation Council Education and Employment office stand by their office’s new sign. Skeena MLA, and former Haisla Chief Councillor Ellis Ross also joined in for the photo.

“Having Haisla members receive education and ensuring they can find work is one of the biggest priorities for Haisla Nation Council,” said Chief Councillor Crystal Smith. “It’s a department which has expanded dramatically over the past year and it’s great that they now have a space where they can all be together and working comfortably to serve our members.”

The Education and Employment office includes three Job Coaches, a post-secondary co-ordinator, an academic advisor, a workplace coordinator, database developer, administrative support and the education manager.

Through the office, Haisla members can access a wealth of supports, ensuring they have success in their post-secondary studies, and be prepared with valuable job skills to enter the workforce in whichever profession they seek.