ESS PROGRAM—Cariboo

Work Ready!

Job readiness and skills training program for eligible youth.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks work placement

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness
  • Workplace essential skills
  • Work placement with wage subsidy

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Quesnel
  • Wells
  • Nazko Community

Contact:

Quesnel Employment Services, email or 250-992-7691

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Prince George Essential Skills and Job Readiness Training Program

Essential skills and job readiness training program for eligible persons with multiple barriers, without previous attachment to the labour force or a sporadic employment history

Duration:

  • Six weeks essential skills and job readiness training
  • Six month follow-up

Services/ Programs:

  • Essential skills training including workplace literacy and communication
  • Life skills workshops
  • Job readiness training
  • Industry certificate training

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Employed, low-skilled

Location(s):

  • Prince George

Contact:

Employment Action, email or 250-564-8044

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Youth Works

Job readiness and essential skills training program for vulnerable youth

Duration:

  • Three weeks job readiness training
  • Three months’ work placement
  • Up to 12 weeks follow-up

Services/Programs:

  • Essential skills training
  • Job readiness training
  • Short term occupational certificate training
  • Work placement with wage subsidy
  • Follow-up support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Prince George
  • Vanderhoof
  • Quesnel
  • Hixon
  • Red Rock

Contact:

YMCA of Northern BC – Youth Works or 250-645-3966

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Get Youth Working

Provides entry-level job placements for eligible youth in bookkeeping, office support and reception, construction and tourism

Duration:

  • 3-6 months’ job placement

Services/ Programs:

  • Job placements with wage subsidy
  • Short term certificate training
  • Post-placement support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • 100 Mile House
  • Ashcroft
  • Cache Creek
  • Lac La Hache
  • Merritt
  • Prince George
  • Quesnel
  • Valemount
  • Wells
  • Williams Lake

Contact:

Bowman Employment Services Inc., email or 1-877-866-3100

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Cariboo Business Entrepreneur Skills Training (C-BEST)

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible youth, with a focus on Indigenous persons and persons with disabilities

Duration:

  • 4-16 weeks, depending on participant needs

Services/ Programs:

  • Business plan development
  • One-on-one workshops
  • Mentoring and networking
  • Online education option

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Youth (15-29 years, inclusive) and/or
  •  Indigenous persons and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

Location(s):

  • Cariboo Region – all communities including Indigenous communities and the community of Bella Coola

Contact:

Community Futures Development Corporation of Fraser Fort George, email or 1-800-661-2055 or 250-562-9622

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Indigenous Business and Entrepreneurship and Skills Training Program (BEST)

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Indigenous persons, with a focus on youth and persons with disabilities

Duration:

  • Two weeks entrepreneurial training

Services/ Programs:

  • Entrepreneurial training workshops
  • Personalized, one-on-one service
  • Mentoring
  • Business plan development and funding applications

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons and/or
  • Youth and/or
  • Persons with disabilities

Location(s):

  • Williams Lake, Tsilqot'in National Government
  • Tlesq'ox, Tsilqot'in National Government
  • Tl'etinqox (Alexis Creek), Tsilqot'in National Government

Contact:

The Canadian Centre for Aboriginal Entrepreneurship (CCAE), Inc. or 250-352-3878

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Reintegration Industry Readiness Training

Job readiness and trade skills training program for eligible participants who are Paroled Federal offenders from the Prince George Corrections Centre.

Duration:

  • 10 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Trade skills training

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Paroled Federal Offenders from the Prince George Corrections Centre

Location(s):

  • Prince George

Contact:

College of New Caledonia, email or 250 562-2131 ext. 5319

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Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)

Provides one-to-one construction employment placement and related supports for eligible participants.

Services/Programs:

  • Job placement and apprenticeship connections
  • Short term certificate training
  • Workplace supports (tools and boots)

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible
  • Priority given to those eligible participants who are under-represented in the trades and self-identified as Indigenous persons and/or immigrants and/or women and/or youth (age 15-29, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • Prince George with service to surrounding communities

Contact:

Skilled Trades Employment Program (B.C. Construction Association), email or 250 614-8903

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Bridging to Trades

Introduces eligible Indigenous persons to trades exploration courses and related essential skills

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Trades exploration
  • Essential skills
  • Employment readiness training
  • Short term industry certificates

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous persons

Location(s):

  • All regions (mobile training)

Contact:

Nicola Valley Institute of Technology or email

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