New jobs training for smaller B.C. communities

Training programs for Keremeos

  • Sep. 7, 2011 10:00 a.m.

The B.C. government is seeking proposals to provide $4.3  million in additional funding for Job Options BC training programs that  will help people find and keep employment in small, rural communities.

Job Options BC is targeted to unemployed British Columbians who are non-Employment Insurance clients. Up to 10 weeks of group and individual  programming is available, including short-term training and work  experience that prepares participants for new employment, or further  training.

The program includes four to six weeks of group activities, including  assessment, life skills, job-finding clubs and employability skills (job  search, basic skills upgrading, computer training, and short term skill  training). Groups usually include 10 to 12 participants.

Further skills training and/or work experience during the remainder of  the program includes employer, community-based or volunteer work  experience. This provides the opportunity for participants to learn  skills to assist their search for paid employment.

The funding will be provided over three years, locally to Oliver, Osoyoos, Kettle Valley, Keremeos and Princeton

Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation

 

 

 

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