Access Trade Training Programs

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To work as a certified tradesperson, you need training combined with job experience.

Trades training usually takes from one to five years. Most apprenticeship programs take four years. The technical training takes place in a classroom or shop setting at a public institution such as a college or institute or at an approved private training institution.
To earn your “ticket” as a certified tradesperson in B.C., you must:

  • complete the required on-the-job hours and the in-school training
  • pass the examinations
  • earn the recommendation of your sponsoring employer.

Trades training in B.C. gets high marks from participants. In a 2014 survey of apprenticeship students, 96 percent said that the quality of instruction was good, very good or adequate.
Find out more about training for a career in trades.

  • Programs for Youth – Get a head start on your training. Check out Youth Programs that give you the chance to try out different trades while you’re still in high school.

From the Workbc.ca website

Upskilling Opportunities

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up·skill
verb
gerund or present participle: upskilling
  1. 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 DIGITAL MEDIA Apr 25, 2016

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The governments of British Columbia and Canada announced on April 22 that $7 million will be available under the Canada-B.C. Job Grant to assist businesses in providing skills training to employees.
Canada-B.C. Jobs Grant to provide $7 million for “upskilling”.
Construction has been targeted as a ‘high priority’ industry, along with the technology and green economy sectors. Priority sectors will receive $5 million of the funding, with $1 million allocated for employers to train and hire under-represented individuals in the B.C. workforce, including Aboriginal people, those with disabilities, and youth. Organizations working with employers interested in hiring and training refugees will receive the remaining $1 million.

The Canada-B.C. Job Grant is a cost-sharing partnership between the federal and provincial governments as well as employers. The program is employer-driven, with governments providing two-thirds of the total training cost for an employee up to $10,000 per person to offset the cost of training, with the employer contributing one-third of the cost of training.

Information on eligibility criteria and application process is available on WorkBC’s website at: https://www.workbc.ca/canadabcjobgrant. Funding covers tuition and training fees, mandatory student fees, textbooks, software and other required training materials, and examination fees.

Employers will be able to apply for funding as of April 22 for skills training with start dates from April 22 to Sept. 30, 2016.

“Our economy is expected to lead the country in economic growth over the next two years. This funding will go a long way to help businesses provide their employees with the skills training they need so that we have the workforce to keep our economy diverse, strong and growing,” B.C. premier Christy Clark said.

Healthcare Assistants are in-demand

HCA 2016Healthcare 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 proven to be extremely successful. Our classes are 100% instructor led, and offer a hands-on learning approach that guarantees you are ready for the job when you are finished your studies.

On top of that, the program includes a dynamic 14-week practicum placement at the end of the program. During this placement, students are given the opportunity to work in 3 different types for care facilities. This provides vast knowledge and experience before you are even finished the program. Many of our students have been offered employment from their placements.

Excel Career College offers many benefits to our students.

* 2.5 days per week schedule – gives 4.5 days off for work/family

* Never more than 12 students in class – ensures students get the instructor attention they require and deserve

* No need to upgrade, as long as you have grade 10 English, and meet all other program requirements, you are accepted.

*No Waitlist – No need to wait a year or more to study. You can start in June, October or December this year!

* Application assistance for loans, grants, scholarships, etc. – If money is deciding factor for you, we can help look for any funding opportunities, and assist with the application processes.

If you are interested in starting a new career in less than a year, don’t wait! Call today to book a no-obligation meeting to look at your options! 1-855-334-2452 or email info@excelcareercollege.com ic 14-week practicum placement at the end of the program. During this placement, students are given the opportunity to work in 3 different types for care facilities. This provides vast knowledge and experience before you are even finished the program. Many of our students have been offered employment from their placements.

Excel Career College offers many benefits to our students.

* 2.5 days per week schedule – gives 4.5 days off for work/family/play

* Never more than 12 students in class – ensures students get the instructor attention they require and deserve

* Referral bonus – sign your friends up too, and receive $100 in cash

* No need to upgrade, as long as you have grade 10 English, and meet all other program requirements, you are accepted.

*No Waitlist – No need to wait a year or more to study. You can start in January 2016!

* Application assistance for loans, grants, scholarships, etc. – If money is deciding factor for you, we can help look for any funding opportunities, and assist with the application processes.

If you are interested in starting a new career in less than a year, don’t wait! Call today to book a no-obligation meeting to look at your options! Call Shannon at 1-855-334-2452 or email info@excelcareercollege.com