Kootenay

Skills Training for Trauma Survivors

The Skills Training for Trauma Survivors program offers a supportive and wholistic approach to assist men, women and LGBTQIA+ obtain suitable employment.  Training components include computer skills, financial literacy, mindfulness workshops, short-term certification and work experience. 
 

Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation
  • Refreshments
  • Required work clothing/equipment
  • Training allowance
  • Disability supports

Regional Districts:

  • Central Kootenay 
  • Kootenay Boundary 

Training Locations:

  • Grand Forks
  • Trail

Contact:

Greater Trail Community Skills Centre, email or 250-368-6360 (216) 

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Shift

Shift is a highly individualized program for survivors of violence or abuse that acknowledges that each individual has unique training needs. Clients can enter into one of three employment programs: job stabilization (stabilizing existing employment), job re-entry (a 4-week paid classroom program) or career advancement (training up to 6 months).


Financial supports may include:

  • Child care
  • Transportation

Regional Districts:

  • Central Kootenay 
  • East Kootenay 

Training Locations:

  • Cranbrook
  • Creston
  • Fernie
  • Invermere

Contact:

Kootenay Employment Services Society, email or 250-428-5655 (407)

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