ESS PROGRAM—Fraser Valley

Hope Community Employment Program

Service industry job readiness training program for eligible participants with significant barriers to employment

Duration:

  • Eight weeks job readiness training
  • Four weeks job search and support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training with a focus on customer service skills
  • Job search and support
  • Job placement

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

Location(s):

  • Hope

Contact:

Free Rein Associates Training Ltd., email or 604-869-2279

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YMCA Youth Works

Job readiness training program for eligible youth

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks job placement support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Basic computer training
  • Short-term certificate training
  • Job placement and follow-up support
  • Referral for training or further education

 Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Chilliwack (for Fraser Valley residents)

Contact:

Chilliwack Family YMCA (YMCA of Greater Vancouver), email or 604-792-3371 ext. 2412

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Abbotsford Job Readiness RITE (Reaching Independence through Employment) Program  

Job readiness and essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Six weeks life and job readiness skills training
  • Up to four weeks Next Steps Planning

Services/Programs:

  • Life skills training
  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Job search and referral support

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Abbotsford

Contact:

Triangle Community Resources Inc., email or 604-859-0033

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 Job Readiness RITE (Reaching Independence through Employment) Program

Job readiness and essential skills training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • Up to four weeks individualized job search support

Services/Programs:

  • Life skills training
  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Chilliwack

Contact:

Triangle Community Resources Inc., email , 604-792-8000

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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)

Location(s):

  •  Abbotsford and surrounding communities

Contact:

Skilled Trades Employment Program (B.C. Construction Association), email or 604 293-6591

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Training for Succe$$

Job readiness training and support in one of the three streams: computer training plus short-term occupational training certification; basic upgrading or specialized/technical skills; or employment.

Duration:

  • Six weeks  job readiness training
  • Additional weeks as needed to accommodate skills training or work experience

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Mentoring
  • Short-term occupational training certification
  • Work experience with wage subsidy

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack

Contact:

Mission Community Skills Centre Society or 604-826-0626

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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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