Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc | (250) 828-9700 |



The Tk̓emlúps te Secwépemc (TteS) Education Department is a non-profit department within the TteS organization. Our current education, trades, training and skill development programming and services are founded in Secwépemc language, culture, values, heritage and tradition.

It is the philosophical approach of this department to blend quality education programs and services and Secwépemc culture and language. Our mandate is to consistently develop, deliver and advocate for innovative programs and services to better equip our membership for self-sufficiency and better quality of life by promoting positive educational, training, cultural, linguistic and employment experiences.

Our trades and training program provide our membership with the opportunity to acquire practical training and employment skills with the objective of increasing participation in the labour market and providing employers with skilled workers. Our members may access services which include:

  • Skill development
  • Training for high-demand jobs
  • Supports and services for those with barriers to employment
  • Employment services, including assisting with work placements


Current Training Opportunities

May 28 & 29 | Air Brakes Training
Join us for an intensive Air Brakes Training session at the White Tech Building from 8:30am – 4pm. Whether you’re a seasoned driver or just starting in the industry, this training will provide valuable insights and hands-on experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skills and expand your career prospects! To learn more about the training or to secure your spot, reach out to Terri Mindel, our Trades & Training Coordinator. Contact Terri at (250) 819-0428 or send an email to She’ll be happy to answer any questions and assist with registration.

May 23 – June 27 | Pathways To Driving

Are you looking to get your driver’s license? Join our Pathways to Driving program and prepare for your Learner’s exam! Our classes will be held once a week for six weeks at the White Tech Building, and are designed to help you study and prepare for your exam. We’ll even book your exam for you!

Classes start on Tuesday, May 23 and run until Tuesday, June 27, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. To register, please contact Lacey Gottfriedson, Youth Coordinator at 250-828-9738 or, or Alyssa Piva, SSN Workplace Skills Instructor, at 250-851-1738 or

Don’t miss this opportunity to get on the road to your driver’s license!

June 10 & 11  | First Aid Level 1 & Transportation Endorsement Training

First Aid Level 1 and Transportation Endorsement Training courses will be held on June 10 & June 11 respectively.

To secure your spot, please reach out to Terri Mindel, TteS Trades and Training Coordinator. Terri can be contacted at (250) 819-0428 or via email at Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance your skill set and broaden your horizons!

Both courses will be conducted from 8am to 4pm, ensuring a comprehensive and immersive learning experience. The training sessions will take place in the White Tech Building and a lunch will be provided to all participants.

Fall 2023 | Professional Truck Driving


TteS just completed a Professional Truck Driving Program and had all 8 of the graduates receive their Class 1 and 3 driver training and are now employed with our industry partners.

The trades and training coordinator would like to determine if there is an interest to run another program for this fall 2023.  Part of this training will include a refresher program for people who have their Class 1 but need to update their driving skills and want to get more work experience driving truck.

Great employment opportunities as there is a huge skill shortage for truck drivers