ESS PROGRAM—Strathcona RD, Mount Waddington RD, Powell River RD, Central Coast RD

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):

  • Alert Bay
  • Cumberland
  • Duncan
  • Powell River
  • Roberts Creek

Contact:

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

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Fast Track to Trades

Academic upgrading, essential skills and employability skills training for eligible Indigenous women and youth. A portion of successful participants will continue into Phase 2, completing foundation technical training in top 10 trades.

Duration:

  • 12 weeks

Services/ Programs:

  • Academic upgrading
  • Essential skills training
  • Employability skills training
  • Follow-up support

For Phase 2 participants:

  • Foundation technical training

Eligibility:

  • Unemployed, non-EI eligible, and
  • Indigenous youth (15-29 years, inclusive)
  • Indigenous women

Location(s):

  • Powell River (serving Tla’amin (Sliammon) and Klahoose First Nations)

Contact:

Vancouver Island University (Powell River) or Sandy Elvy, 604 485-8027

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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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