Vancouver Island/Coast

Experience Matters!

The Experience Matters! program offers short-term certificate and on-the-job training, work experience (with possible wage subsidies), employer matching, job placement, mentorship and coaching services. 


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Disability supports
  • Work gear

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Based on participant needs

Contact:


From Retired to Rehired – Putting Your Experience to Work

This program prepares participants for work in the hospitality, tourism or retail industries. It includes training on computer literacy and short-term certificates as well as a work experience opportunity (with possible wage subsidies).


Financial supports may include:

  • Transportation
  • Training allowance
  • Nutritional supports
  • Clothing/footwear

Regional Districts:

  • Nanaimo Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Parksville

Contact:


Vintage Advantage

Vintage Advantage offers short-term certificate and computer skills training, Indigenous cultural components and work experience (with possible wage subsidies).


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Training allowance
  • Accommodations

Regional Districts:

  • Comox Valley Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Courtenay

Contact:


AMPED (Assisting Mature Persons in Employment Development)

In the AMPED program, participants gain the skills they need for careers in the retail/customer service or home/healthcare industries. It provides short-term certificate and computer skills training along with peer mentoring, Indigenous cultural components and work experience (with possible wage subsidies). 


Financial supports may include:

  • Transportation
  • Training allowance
  • Disability supports
  • Food
  • Work gear
  • Personal grooming

Regional Districts:

  • Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Port Alberni

Contact: