ESS PROGRAM—Nanaimo Regional District

Job Ready: Central Vancouver Island Community Career Planning & Job Readiness Program

Job readiness training program for eligible participants

Duration:

  • Six weeks job readiness training
  • Eight weeks work experience
  • Up to six months’ case management support

Services/Programs:

  • Life skills training
  • Job placement with wage subsidy
  • Volunteer experience
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Short term training

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible

 Location(s):

  • Nanaimo
  • Ladysmith

Contact:

Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society, email, 250 250-753-6911 ext. 112 or 250-753-6911 (main)

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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):

  • Nanaimo and surrounding area

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):

  • Ladysmith
  • Nanaimo
  • Nanoose

Contact:

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

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Indigenous Trades Training Initiative

Trades exploration program for eligible Indigenous 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):

  • , , Chemainus, Penelakut, Snuneymuxw, Snaw-naw-as, Qualicum, Hesquiaht, Bella Bella.

Contact:

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

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Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP)

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

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 persons 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):

  • Nanaimo (and surrounding communities)

Contact:

Skilled Trades Employment Program (B.C. Construction Association), email or 250 361-1607

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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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