Starting July 6th Career Link will run another Job Options program. It will consist of 6 weeks of workshops on career planning, life skills and job readiness. This program will help participants to develop career goals, understand the labour market and learn how to conduct an effective job search. Participation in Job Options also teaches accountability and increases motivation.
Following the in-class learning segment of the program, participants will complete 4 weeks of work placements and receive continued job-search guidance.
This is a fully funded program which provides a training stipend of up to $1000/month while attending workshops, travel allowances, work clothing or equipment, and food.
Participants will also receive short-term certificate training such as:
- Food Safe
- First Aid
- World Host
- Serving it Right
- Additional trades or industry specific training
- Additional safety training
Eligible participants should be unemployed or underemployed (fewer than 20 hours/week), 18 years of age or older and not eligible for EI.
Employers who are looking for staff will find that there are many benefits to hiring Job Options participants. Program participants will have recently completed a range of training and will be well prepared for new working environments. Also, employers can cut down on expenses by taking advantage of wage subsidy, or temporary volunteer work placements. Anyone interested in applying to Job Options or hiring a program participant can contact the program coordinator, Nicole Townsend, at Nicole@careerlinkbc.com or by phone at 604.485.7958