Vancouver Island/Coast

RiseUP!

RiseUP!’s 18-week program for women with disabilities focuses on removing barriers and moving participants towards sustainable employment or self-employment. Training is delivered in a virtual environment and includes micro-credentials, upskilling, academic planning, one-on-one coaching, and on-the-job training

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Online

Contact:

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

Pathways Forward

The Pathways Forward program helps persons with disabilities transition into a career or further education. Training includes essential skills, pre-employment supports, and short-term training certificates.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Alberni-Clayoquot

Training Locations:

  • Port Alberni

Contact:

Island Work Transitions Inc, email or 250-724-4560

Workplace Essentials Skills Training

The Workplace Essential Skills Training program provides participants with personal, interpersonal, and employment skills to find work. Training includes vocational skills, academic skills, essential skills, and work experience.
 

Regional Districts:

  • qathet

Training Locations:

  • Powell River
Contact:
Vancouver Island Universityemail or 604-485-8027
 

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Pre-Employment Services (PES) Program for People with Disabilities

The Pre-Employment Services program prepares persons with disabilities in finding employment or accessing other employment programs. Training includes life skills, workplace essential skills, basic computer training, and job placement.

Regional Districts:

  • Nanaimo
  • Comox Valley

Training Locations:

  • Nanaimo
  • Courtenay

Contact:

Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehab Services (VIVRS), email or 250-753-4225

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

Skills Work

The Skills Work program provides persons with disabilities with training and skills to move ahead in the job market. Training includes essential skills, short duration training, job search supports, and work experience.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Nanaimo

Training Locations:

  • Nanaimo
  • Online

Contact:

Sources Community Resources Society, email or 604-262-4858

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