Thompson-Okanagan

DeNovo

The DeNovo program offers computer skills and short-term occupational certificate training, hands-on training, a job club and work experience. Wage subsidies, mentorships, direct matching to employers and Indigenous cultural components are available if needed.

Living supports may be provided for participants to attend the program at one of the four locations.
 

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Training allowance
  • Living supports
  • Cost-sharing tuition assistance

Regional Districts:

  • Province-wide service delivery

Training Locations:     

  • Kelowna
  • Langley
  • Prince George
  • Vernon

Contact:

Canadian Vocational Training Centre, email or 250-596-1575

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Workplace Integration for Multi-Barriered Individuals (WIMBI)

In this program, participants receive computer skills and short-term certificate training with hands-on work experience targeted to the administration, sales, marketing, and customer service industries. Indigenous cultural components are also available.

Financial supports may include:

  • Training allowance
  • Refreshments

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Video conferencing

Contact:

Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society, email or 604-596-7722 (308)

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STEPs to Training for Success

This program offers certificate training for Office Administration or Building Service Worker. It also includes computer and technology training, a job resource centre, mentorship, job coaching and wage subsidies.

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Refreshments
  • Translation/interpretation
  • Work clothing/equipment
  • Training allowance
  • Disability supports

Regional Districts:

  • Central Okanagan Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Kelowna

Contact:

KCR Community Resources, email or 250-763-8008 (251)
 

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Hire Ability

The Hire Ability program provides group-based and one-on-one training on topics such as job search, computer skills and financial literacy. Occupational training and short-term certificate training is included.
 

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Clothing/work gear
  • Personal grooming
  • Refreshments
  • Disability supports
  • Prepaid phone cards for job search

Regional Districts:

  • North Okanagan Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Enderby
  • Vernon

Contact:

NexusBC Community Resource Centre, email or 250-545-0585 (102)


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Jobs in Demand

The Jobs in Demand program offers training toward occupational certificates in industries such as hospitality/tourism, social services, trades and security. Job placement, coaching, Indigenous cultural components and disability supports are also available.
 

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Work gear
  • Refreshments
  • Training allowance

Regional Districts:

  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Kamloops

Contact:

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

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Fresh START (Skills Training and Readiness Training) for Employment Program

The Fresh START program offers skills training workshops and short-term occupational certificate training, combining a one-on-one and group-based approach to learning. Work experience (paid and unpaid) on-the-job coaching and mentoring are included.
 

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Work clothing/equipment
  • Disability supports
  • Hygiene supports
  • Refreshments
  • Training allowance
  • Rent subsidy

Regional Districts:

  • North Okanagan Regional District
  • Okanagan-Similkameen Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Okanagan Falls
  • Penticton
  • Summerland

Contact:

Partners In Resources Inc., email: pierstrevor@shaw.ca or piersopal@shaw.ca or call 250-490-8696

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