ESS PROGRAM—Richmond, Delta, White Rock

Ready, Set, Work

Job readiness and skills training

Duration:

  • Four weeks job readiness training
  • Four to six weeks skills training and work experience
  • Maximum 12 weeks follow-up and job maintenance support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness workshops
  • Work experience with wage subsidy
  • Follow-up support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

Location(s):

  • Delta (North Delta, Ladner, Tsawwassen)

Contact:

Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC, email or 604-591-9262

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PICS Entrepreneurship Program

Entrepreneurial skills training program for youth, Indigenous persons or persons with disabilities.

Duration:

  • Nine weeks entrepreneurship skills training
  • Up to 16 additional weeks of support

Services/Programs:

  • Business concept development
  • Consultancy and mentorship
  • Networking support

Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Delta
  • White Rock

Contact:

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), 604-596-7722 (Surrey) or 604-324-7733 (Vancouver)

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Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants

Job readiness training program for eligible immigrants 45 years and older

Duration:

  • 2-6 weeks job readiness training
  • 2-6 weeks skills training
  • 4-6 weeks work placement

Services/Programs:

  • Job search and maintenance training
  • Mentoring
  • Occupation-specific training
  • Work experience/internship
  • Follow-up support available

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Immigrants (45 years and older)

Location(s):

  • Delta
  • White Rock
  • Richmond

Contact:

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS), 604-596-7722 (Surrey), 604-324-7733 (Vancouver), 604-594-3455 ext. 122 (Delta), 604-531-8299 (White Rock)

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YMCA Experience Works

Job readiness training program for eligible older workers

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 as needed

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Older workers (45 years and up)

Location(s):

  • Richmond

Contact:

YMCA of Greater Vancouver, email or 604-685-8066

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YMCA Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training (YMCA Youth Beat)

Job readiness and skills training program for eligible youth with mental health challenges

Duration:

  • Five weeks job readiness training
  • 12 weeks supported work placements
  • Three month follow-up support and mentoring

Services/Programs:

  • Confidence-building and employability skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported work placements with wage subsidy

 Eligibility:

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

 Location(s):

  • Richmond

Contact:

YMCA of Greater Vancouver, email or 604-685-8066

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Youth Business Innovative Idea Start-up’s Program

Provides personalized support to youth to develop and pursue self-employment or entrepreneurship goals

Duration:

  • 12 weeks entrepreneurial skills training
  • 12 weeks follow-up and support

Services/Programs:

  • Workshops focused on business development, management and leadership skills
  • Network and support services including mentoring and business coaching

 Eligibility:

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

Location:

  •  Richmond

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S., email or 604-408-7274 ext. 2043 & 2041

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DIVERSEcity Immigrant Youth Employment Program

Job readiness and essential skills training for eligible immigrant youth

Duration:

  • Seven weeks integrated training
  • 12 weeks of post-training support

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Short term certificate training
  • Work experience placement with wage subsidies in pre-apprenticeship or general work stream

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • First- or second-generation immigrant youth (15-29 years, inclusive)

Location(s):

  • White Rock
  • North Delta
  • Richmond

Contact:

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, email or 604-547-1359

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Skilled Trades Training

Supportive training and apprenticeship program in piping and other in-demand construction trades for eligible participants.

Duration:

  • Three to six month job placement and on the job skills training

Services/Programs:

  • Upgrading
  • Introduction to the construction trade training
  • Foundation or apprenticeship training in piping, welding or other construction trades
  • Essential skills training
  • Job skills training
  • Counseling, mentoring and follow-up support

 Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Immigrants and/or women and/or youth (15-29 years, inclusive) and/or persons with disabilities

Location(s):

  • Delta and surrounding communities

Contact:

UA Piping Industry College of British Columbia (Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board), email or (604/877) 540-1945

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Introduction to Culinary Skills

Helps eligible Lower Mainland residents secure entry level employment as cooks, prep/line cooks or kitchen helpers in the hospitality and restaurant sectors.

Duration:

  • 24 weeks

Services/Programs:

  • Customized essential and employability skills training
  • Core culinary courses
  • Practicum with local employers

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Lower Mainland residents

Location(s):

  •  Richmond, Delta, and White Rock

Contact:

Industry Training Authority (Vancouver Community College) or myue@vcc.ca

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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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