Upskilling Opportunities

up·skill verb gerund or present participle: upskilling teach (an employee) additional skills. "this is an opportunity to upskill staff and expand their capabilities" (of an employee) learn additional skills. "they will provide grants of up to 75% for staff who decide to upskill"   Canada-B.C. Jobs Grant to provide $7 million for "upskilling" by JOC... Continue Reading →

Site C Dam Work Available

Work camp will eventually house 2,200 construction workers Link to this CBC news story: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/work-begins-on-massive-work-camp-for-site-c-dam-1.3227002 Work is about to begin in Northeastern B.C. on a massive work camp to house thousands of workers coming to build the Site C hydroelectric dam. When it is completed, the camp on the northern bank of the Peace River will... Continue Reading →

Aboriginal in Trades & Women in Trades at VIU

What is the Powell River VIU Aboriginal in Trades Training and Women in Trades Training Program? (download the brochure) The Powell River VIU Aboriginal in Trades Training and Women in Trades Training Program runs from September 29 – December 19, 2014 at Vancouver Island University’s Powell River campus and at Career Link.  Earn while you learn... Continue Reading →

Paint my house green, please

By Melany Hallam What do you think of when you hear that someone is “building green”? Do you think that the house will be made of unusual materials and that it’ll end up being really expensive? This is a common belief in the Powell River housing market today but change is coming, albeit slowly. “In... Continue Reading →

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