ESS PROGRAM—Cowichan Valley RD

Business Works for Youth (BWY)

Entrepreneurial training program for youth

Duration:

  • Varies depending on service level required by the individual participant

Services/Programs:

  • Business plan development and implementation
  • Business coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Follow-up support

Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Cowichan Valley region

Contact:

ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd., email or 250-741-8116

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Cowichan Aboriginal Work Connections (AWC)

Job readiness and essential skills training program for Indigenous persons

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness and essential skills training
  • Six weeks work experience, training and/or job search

Services/Programs:

  • Job readiness training
  • Essential skills training
  • Life skills training
  • Basic skills and upgrading
  • Short-term certificate training
  • Job search skills and supports
  • Work experience with wage subsidy

Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Cowichan Valley region (Duncan, Shawnigan Lake, Mill Bay, Cobble Hill, Cowichan Bay)

Contact:

ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd., email or 250-741-8116

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Get Youth Working

Provides entry-level job placements for eligible youth in the food and restaurant service industry and construction related occupations

Duration:

  • Three to six 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):

  • Chemainus
  • Cobble Hill
  • Cowichan Bay
  • Duncan

Contact:

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

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Indigenous Trades Training Initiative

Trades exploration program for eligible IndigenousIndigenous persons.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Cultural supports
  • Life skills training
  • Essential skills training
  • Academic assessment
  • Industry certification
  • Foundational and technical training
  • Employment transition supports/job coaching

Eligibility:

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

Location(s):

  • Cowichan, Halalt, Lyackcson, Lake Cowichan

Contact:

Camosun College, Susan Wilson, Coordinator, 250 370-4779 or Larry Underwood, Coordinator, 250 370-4778

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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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