Mainland/Southwest

Get Youth Working (GYW)

GYW provides a combination of one-on-one supports, services and skill development. It includes short‑term certificate, soft skills, essential skills and on-the-job skills training and work experience.
 

Regional Districts:

  • All

Training Locations:

  • Based on participant needs

Contact:

 

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Future Troopers: Immigrant Youth Employment Program

Future Troopers connects immigrant young adults with supportive employer partners to address urgent skills shortages.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

 

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Youth Employment Connect: Training for Jobs

This program provides individualized guided support and structured group-based training for young adults to pursue employment in the information and communication technology, and marketing and sales sectors.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Coquitlam

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S, email or 604-468-6007
 

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Early Years Assistant Training Program

The Early Years Assistant Training Program prepares young adults for jobs in early childhood education. Through a combination of classroom and practical training, participants will develop the necessary skills and certification required to obtain jobs as Early Childhood Education Assistants. 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver, email or 604-673-6156
 

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Fast Track to Manufacturing Careers (FTMC)

FTMC is a group-based program that includes pre-employment services and supports, occupational skills training, and employment experience in the manufacturing sector.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

M.O.S.A.I.C, email or 604-254-0244
 

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The Gig Project

The Gig project gives participants the entrepreneurial and technological skills they need to help them navigate the modern job market.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District
  • Fraser Valley Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Abbotsford

Contact:

MCC Community Enterprises Inc., email or 778-856-2091
 

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Youth Technical Employment and Business Pathways

The program supports exploration through three different technical occupations: fire protection inspection, construction safety inspection and underground utility location.

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Surrey
  • Vancouver

Contact:

PICS, email or 604-596-7722 (108)
 

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Youth in Tech

Youth in Tech is targeted to immigrant and refugee youth, it blends group-based learning with individualized services and training. Services are delivered both in-person and online, training is offered in web development, digital marketing and design, and information & communications technology.

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

The Immigrant Services Society of BC, email or 604 684-2561 (1141)
 

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Self-Employment Training for Young Entrepreneurs

This program supports young adults to advance their goal to start a small business, become self-employed, or gain transferable skills to increase their employability.

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Coquitlam

Contact:

S.U.C.C.E.S.S, email or 604-408-7242
 

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Employment Now

Employment Now supports young adults to gain employment skills, certifications, and sustainable employment in the fields of retail/customer service or clerical/administration work.


Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver
  • Surrey/Delta

Contact:

Boys and Girls Club of South Coast, email or 604-879-6554 

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