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

 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 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 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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