Thompson-Okanagan

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:

Bowman Employment Services Inc.email or 1-877-866-3100
 

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Skills Training for Young Adults with Disabilities

This program prepares young adults for careers in the fields of security, hospitality/tourism, or social services, with job-specific training, certifications, industry knowledge and connections with employers.

Regional Districts:

  • Thompson-Nicola Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Kamloops

Contact:

Open Door Social Services Society, email or 604-872-0770 (2521) or 778-987-8757
 

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Youth Connects

The Youth Connects program supports young adults by providing essential skills and job readiness training, employment assistance services, financial supports, and employment experiences. Youth Connects targets the front-line retail grocery and technology sectors.

Regional Districts:

  • Central Okanagan Regional District
  • South Okanagan Regional District
  • North Okanagan Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Kelowna
  • Penticton
  • Vernon

Contact:

YMCA of Okanagan, email or 250-491-9622 (302)
 

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Training for Jobs

Training for Jobs is an individually focused and flexible program designed to meet the unique needs of each participant. It includes soft skills, certificate training, work experience and mentorship opportunities.
 

Regional Districts:

  • North Okanagan Regional District 

Training Locations:

  • Vernon

Contact:

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