Access Trade Training Programs

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... Continue Reading →

New to town? Here are some tips

New to town? Welcome! Here are some links to info you might find interesting in regard to finding employment: First of all, if you are not working or in school, OR if you are working fewer than 20 hours per week, we highly recommend booking an appointment with a Career Link Career Counsellor-- drop by... Continue Reading →

Work BC’s Single Parent Employment Initiative: Starting Sept. 1, 2015

On March 12, 2015, the B.C. Government announced the Single Parent Employment Initiative. 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)... 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 →

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