Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Skills training, job supports for those who need them most

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Advanced Education, Skills and Training

Skills training, job supports for those who need them most

Media Contacts
Sean Leslie
Communications Director
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 356-8485
Nicole Allen
Associate Program Director
Open Door Group
604 828-1902
Media Contacts
Sean Leslie
Communications Director
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training
250 356-8485
Nicole Allen
Associate Program Director
Open Door Group
604 828-1902

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Programs open employment doors

Twenty-six service providers throughout British Columbia will help people who face multiple barriers to employment get the skills they need to find work, through the Skills Training for Employment: Individuals Facing Multiple Barriers program. Total funding of $10 million a year is provided through the Canada-B.C. Workforce Development Agreement (WDA).

Multiple Regions:

  • College of New Caledonia – $881,811 to help 72 participants over two years with Job Options in Mackenzie, McLeod Lake, Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Tsay Keh Dene and Kwadacha
  • Horton Ventures Inc. – $950,164 to help 70 people over two years with Pathways to Employment in Williams Lake, Quesnel and 100 Mile House, and $979,846 to help 70 people in Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John
  • Kopar Administration Ltd. – $998,634 to help 85 participants over two years with Skills Highway in Prince George, Valemount, Kitimat, Prince Rupert and Smithers
  • Open Door Social Services Society – $548,217 to help 90 participants over two years with the Jobs in Demand program in Sechelt, and $619,529 to help 100 participants in Kamloops
  • Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society – $1,024,333 to help 160 people over two years with Workplace Integration for Multi-Barriered Individuals in Surrey and Vancouver, and in the Thompson-Okanagan region by teleconferencing
  • Workforce Development Consulting Services – $619,041 to help 70 people over two years with the Work Connect Program in Prince George, Valemount/McBride, Mackenzie, Fort St. John, Prince Rupert, Smithers and Terrace

Cariboo Region:

  • College of New Caledonia – $496,741 to help 34 people over two years with Reintegration Industry Readiness Training Program in Prince George
  • See multiple regions – College of New Caledonia, Horton Ventures Inc., Kopar Administration, Workforce Development Consulting Services

Kootenay Region:

  • Kootenay Career Development Society – $769,139 to help 85 people over two years with the Retail, Accommodation, Food Service and Tourism Program in Castlegar, Nelson and Trail
  • Kootenay Career Development Society – $452,239 to help 37 people over two years with West K Tech in Castlegar, Nelson and Trail

Mainland/Southwest Region:

  • Zero Ceiling Society of Canada – $291,200 to help 48 people over two years with Work 2 Live in Whistler
  • Back in Motion Rehab Inc. – $1,596,544 to help 200 people over two years with Skills for Life and Work in Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver
  • DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society – $878,698 to help 66 people over two years with the Substance Abuse Health and Recovery Awareness Program in Surrey
  • Pacific Community Resources – $677,160 to help 96 people over two years with Chilliwack Job Options in Chilliwack
  • The YMCA of Greater Vancouver – $788,655 to help 96 people over two years with Youth Breakthrough to Employment and Training in Chilliwack
  • Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society – $1,212,163 to help 300 people over two years with the Learn and Earn Program in Vancouver, Abbotsford and Surrey
  • See multiple regions – Open Door Social Services Society, Progressive Intercultural Community Services

North Coast/Nechako Region:

  • Kopar Administration Ltd. – $523,735 to help 50 people over two years with Work Keys in Smithers
  • See multiple regions – College of New Caledonia,  Kopar Administration Ltd., Workforce Development Consulting Services

Northeast Region:

  • Dawson Creek Catholic School Services Society – $528,400 to help 72 people over two years with the Skills Training for Employment Program for Multi-Barriered Individuals in Dawson Creek
  • Obair Economic Society – $874,493 to help 96 people over two years with Elevation to Employment in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge
  • See multiple regions – College of New Caledonia, Horton Ventures Inc., Workforce Development Consulting Services

Thompson-Okanagan Region:

  • Kelowna Community Resources – $644,910 to help 80 people over two years with STEPs to Training for Success in Kelowna
  • NexusBC Community Resource Centre – $475,190 to help 50 people over two years with Hire Ability in Vernon and Enderby
  • Partners in Resources Inc. – $528,000 to help 66 people over two years with the Fresh START (Skills Training and Readiness Training) for Employment Program in Penticton, Summerland and Okanagan Falls
  • See multiple regions – Open Door Social Services Society, Progressive Intercultural Community Services

Vancouver Island/Coast Region:

  • ETHOS Career Management Group Ltd. – $991,572 to help 84 people with Qmunity Works in Nanaimo
  • INEO Employment Counselling Inc. – $356,399 to help 30 people with Developing Unique Abilities for Labour-Market Attachment in Port Alberni
  • Port Alberni Friendship Centre – $681,878 to help 40 people with Steps to Success in Port Alberni
  • Vancouver Island Vocational and Rehabilitation Services Society (VIVRS) – $588,750 to help 56 people with STEP IN (VIVRS Skills Towards Employment Program) in Courtenay

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