Healthcare Assistants are in-demand

Healthcare Assistants are in-demand! Earn a starting wage of $22.83 per hour as per Island Health's website. You can be a key member of the healthcare team is as little as 10 months with Excel Career College. The Program starts again in Courtenay, January 2016 and there are seats available. Our Healthcare Assistant Program has... Continue Reading →

Special Event Server Program

This is a reblogged post from written by Citizen Journalist Serving alcohol at events isn’t always fun – it can actually get quite challenging – which is why government is ensuring that event servers have specific training to deal with tough liquor service scenarios. A new Special Event Server training program (SES) is now available... Continue Reading →

New Program for Single Parents on Income or Disability Assistance

Are you a single parent on income or disability assistance? More info: Effective September 1, 2015, the following changes will be made to existing income assistance policy and employment programming to support single parents on income and disability assistance find and secure long-term sustainable employment. Expansion to the current Employment Program of BC (EPBC) to... Continue Reading →

GED Program Discontinued

By Rob Hughes Passing the GED (General Equivalency Diploma) test once gave those who did not complete high school the opportunity to earn their high school equivalency credential.  GED® certification is useful when it’s accepted by employers or post-secondary institutions as proof that you meet basic education requirements.  The BC Ministry of Education discontinued the... Continue Reading →

VIU’s Early Childhood Education Program

The Powell River campus of Vancouver Island University (VIU) is rolling out an Early Childhood Education & Care (ECEC) program that will train people to enter the workforce as early childhood educators. The program will be starting in September 2015. This week, on April 1st and 2nd the university will hold three information sessions to... Continue Reading →

What’s up at VIU Fall 2014

As we prepare to run off to summer jobs or holidays, it's a great time to set down some education and training plans for September! This week we offer a peek at what is on offer at Vancouver Island University (VIU)'s Powell River Campus. As we are simply compiling and relaying this information, it's best to check with... Continue Reading →

Water Cooler: Is online learning for me?

Take our survey! Click here. By Melany Hallam No matter what career you've chosen or what job you're doing for now, at some point you will find yourself needing to upgrade your skills by taking a course or a program of some kind. In Powell River, your options for face-to-face learning in the classroom are... Continue Reading →

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