Mainland/Southwest

Indigenous Youth Employment Project

The Indigenous Youth Employment Project supports Indigenous young adults at risk to overcome barriers and acquire the necessary skills and training to achieve sustainable employment with the Vancouver Parks Board. 
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

 

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Career and Vocational Exploration (CAVE)

CAVE provides intensive in-class career exploration and job placement for in-demand industries including social and community services, trades, health care, technical services and hospitality. 
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Burnaby

Contact:

Douglas College, email or 604-777-6166
 

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Virtual Skills Training for Employment Preparation (Vstep)

Vstep is a program for young adults at risk, providing a combination of one-on-one, in-person and virtual essential skills and occupational skills training. 
 

Regional Districts:

  • Fraser Valley Regional District 

Training Locations:

  • Mission
  • Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack
  • Agassiz
  • Hope

Contact:

 

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Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training (Youth BEAT)

The Youth BEAT employment program supports young adults with mental health challenges to breakthrough to employment and training. It provides support, training and mentorship tailored to meet the individual needs of participants.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

 

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Strive Program

Strive is a life skills and employment program for young adults in and from government care, providing life and employment skills workshops, short-term occupational training certificates and supports.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

 

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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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Young Adult Training Program

Young adults who are or have been in contact with the criminal justice system receive personalized institutional and community-based training, soft and life skills training and employment coaching as they transition back into the community and look for work.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Vancouver

Contact:

 

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Employing Youth from Care (Bootstrap Program)

Young adults transitioning out of care receive essential skills, occupational skills and soft skills training, including supported work experience placements.

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • New Westminster
  • Vancouver

Contact:

 

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Manufacturing Youth Skills Training (MYST)

MYST builds youth employment skills for entry-level positions in the manufacturing and food/beverage processing sector.
 

Regional Districts:

  • Fraser Valley Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Abbotsford
  • Chilliwack

Contact:

 

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TradeBuilders for Young Adults at Risk

TradeBuilders supports participants so they can attain a combination of substantive training/education and sustainable employment in the building trades sector. 
 

Regional Districts:

  • Metro Vancouver Regional District

Training Locations:

  • Surrey

Contact:

 

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