Thompson-Okanagan

Jobs4All - Diverse Abilities

The Jobs4All program helps persons with disabilities find paid employment. Training includes one-on-one and group pre-employment training, support through education, and work experience.

Regional Districts:

  • North Okanagan
  • Central Okanagan
  • Okanagan-Similkameen

Training Locations:

  • Kelowna

Contact:

Kelowna Community Resources Society (KCR), email or 250-763-8008

Career Pathways to Success

The Career Pathways to Success program helps persons with disabilities find sustainable work or pursue further education. Training includes short-term certifications, post-program supports, and career coaching services.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Thompson-Nicola
  • Central Okanagan

Training Locations:

  • Kamloops

Contact:

Open Door Group, email or 1-866-377-3670

YMCA Job Shadow Program

The Job Shadow program helps persons with disabilities increase their employability by providing job shadowing with community employers. Participants receive job readiness training, employment assistance services, financial and social supports, and paid job sampling opportunities.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Central Okanagan

Training Locations:

  • Kelowna

Contact:

YMCA Okanagan, email or 250-258-2424

Acquiring Community-based Employment Skills (ACES) Training Program

The Acquiring Community-based Employment Skills Training program provides assessment, training, and supported work experience to persons with disabilities. Participants learn resume preparation, interview techniques, lifestyle management, and goal setting.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Thompson-Nicola
  • Okanagan-Similkameen
  • Central Okanagan

Training Locations:

  • Kamloops

Contact:

John Howard Society Pacific, email or 604-872-5651

Innovation through Diversity, Entrepreneurship and Adaptability (IDEA)

The Innovation through Diversity, Entrepreneurial Abilities program provides persons with disabilities training and resources to pursue self-employment. Participants receive coaching and training on essential, occupational, and business-related skills.

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

Community Futures BC, email or 604-289-4222

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