Self Employment Success: October 2014

Are you considering starting your own business?  Community Futures Powell River can assist you!  We deliver the Self Employment Services under the Employment Program of British Columbia.  Self Employment Services provides a 48-week-long program that assists participants in developing and launching their own businesses.  We work closely with you to help you build a sustainable... 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 →

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 →

A Career in Forest Firefighting

A forest fire can injure or kill animals, threaten towns and communities, emit pollutants into the air, and alter the soil and water. It can spread very quickly, and will destroy everything in its path. As a forest firefighter, it’s your job to minimize the damage that’s caused by a blaze like this one on... Continue Reading →

Bladerunners is back!

What is Bladerunners? Bladerunners is one of the most successful youth employment programs in BC. It helps participants with multiple barriers to employment to successfully transition into the workplace. By providing essential certifications and personal guidance, Bladerunners helps to ensure participants have what it takes to get hired. This session of Bladerunners is geared towards... Continue Reading →

Top Tips for Boomtown Job Hunt

By Maureen Latta The race is on to pipe resources across Northwest BC to the coast and then ship them to the markets of Asia. You’ve seen the headlines. A retrofitted ferry ship cruises into Kitimat to house 600 labourers working on Rio Tinto Alcan’s $3.3-billion aluminum smelter modernization project. Enbridge seeks approval for a pipeline to pump... Continue Reading →

Career paths in the hotel industry

By Maureen Latta In the hotel industry, it’s often feast or famine. Business in the Powell River region fluctuates depending on factors like season, ferry service, and strength of the Canadian dollar. This summer is sure to be a feast with the Pacific Region International Summer Music Academy (PRISMA) being held in June, and the... Continue Reading →

Interview with Donna Shaw, Health Care Aide

By Maureen Latta “I help the seniors meet their personal needs, whether it be dressing, eating, bathing, or moving from the bed to the wheelchair.” — Donna Shaw, Health Care Aide Donna Shaw works as a Health Care Aide at Evergreen Extended Care, a multi-level care seniors’ facility in Powell River. She has been working... Continue Reading →

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