Sharada – WorkBC Whalley/Options Community Services Society – Skills Training

Sharada moved from Nepal in 2010. She has a degree in Business Studies and some out of country experience in administration. After moving to Canada she worked for one year in a food court. She contacted the Whalley WorkBC Employment Services Centre when she was again looking for work and needed assistance in exploring a new career and funding supports for school.
Sharada has two beautiful children and a wonderful spouse. In this hard time her spouse was supporting the family and she wanted to quickly get in a position where she could share the family responsibilities. Her case manager supported her with a number of career assessments and job market research which helped her in finalizing the Early Childcare Education (ECE) program as a long term career for herself. In order to make her dream come true, Sharada worked hard to meet all entry requirements of the school which included 40 hours of volunteer work with children.  She was approved for her one year training plan for the ECE Certificate by the Whalley WorkBC Employment Services Centre and received support for tuition, books and transportation.

On successfully completing the certificate program, she was hired immediately by a daycare in Surrey where she continues to work full time and shares that she loves her job.

“WorkBC helped me a lot to make my career”. She thanked the WorkBC staff for helping her find her new career and overcome her barriers for employment.

Visit the WorkBC Employment Services Centre Whalley to learn more about the employment services and supports offered.