ESS PROGRAM—Northeast

Aboriginals Mastering Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial skills training for eligible Indigenous persons

Duration:

  • One week entrepreneurial training
  • Up to six months of aftercare support

Services/ Programs:

  • Entrepreneurial skills training
  • Cultural and regionally relevant curriculum
  • Aftercare entrepreneurial support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed and
  • Indigenous persons

Location(s):

  • Fort St. John
  • Dawson Creek
  • Treaty 8 Nations (Doig River First Nation, Fort Nelson First Nation, Blueberry River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, West Moberly First Nation, Saulteau First Nation, Prophet River First Nation)

Contact:

Northeast Aboriginal Business Centre or email or 250 785-1870

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Tailored Workplace Essential Skills for Learners with Barriers to the Workplace

Essential skills and job readiness training program for persons with low literacy or English as a Second Language; focus on immigrants, women and Indigenous persons

Duration:

  • Training tailored to the participant; up to six months

Services/ Programs:

  • Essential skills training
  • Focus on literacy and communication
  • Workplace-specific training and supports

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed
  • Employed, low-skilled

Location(s):

  • Dawson Creek  (including Pouce Coupe, Farmington, Arras, Groundbirch, Sunset Prairie, Rolla, Toms Lake)

Contact:

Dawson Creek Literacy Society, email or 250-782-4211

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Job Readiness Training for Unemployed Workers in Northeast BC

Job readiness training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • Four weeks job search and placement
  • Nine months of follow-up support

Services/ Programs:

  • Life skills training and basic upgrading
  • Employment counselling/coaching
  • Short term certificate training
  • Supported job search and placement
  • Follow-up support

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed

Location(s):

  • Chetwynd/Tumbler Ridge/Hudson’s Hope
  • Dawson Creek
  • Fort St. John

Contact:

Obair Economic Society, email or 1-800-905-9933 or 250-782-2628

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