Open Door Group to deliver a new job placement program in Keremeos

Ten week employment program to be offered in the Lower Similkameen

 

Open Door Group, a non-profit organization with a long history of delivering employment services to British Columbians, is offering a 10-week Employment Program starting April 23 at their new office in Keremeos, located at 427 7th Avenue.

Job Options BC is a free employment program aimed at helping unemployed British Columbians gain the skills, confidence and experience needed to find work in their local community.

The program is split into two five week programs. The first half of the program consists of in-class sessions where participants explore career planning and the second half of the program is focused on job placement in the local community.

During the first half of the program there will be four stages of career development. The first is self-awareness and understanding in which students will explore and identify their career interests.

Stage two will then move onto career possibilities, where students will discover where they best fit in the working world. The third stage has students creating a career plan and the stage four has them following through on that plan. This may include short term certificate training such as Food Safe and First Aid.

The second half of the program is all about job placement. The students will work with a job developer through Open Door Group who will help place them in paid work experience or a job.

To qualify for Job Options BC you must be a B.C resident, legally entitled to work in Canada, be 18 years of age or older, unemployed, not a student and not eligible for EI benefits.

This includes people who have been entrepreneurs, people who have not had enough hours for EI, or people want to get back in the workforce who have been looking and having difficulty getting a job.

 

For more information or to apply for the program please call 1-866-377-3670 or email joboptions@opendoorgroup.org