Federal/Provincial Partnership Helping Job Seekers in Abby, Mission And Chilliwack

Victoria/Mission/Abbotsford/ChilliwackABBOTSFORD — Job seekers in Abbotsford are among the more than 5,500 British Columbians receiving the training they need for employment in their communities, thanks to an investment of nearly $36 million from the federal and provincial governments under the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.

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Contracts with 63 service providers to deliver targeted skills training programs across B.C. have been finalized.  The program offered in Abbotsford includes:

 

·         Triangle Community Resources: $285,629 for Job Readiness Training for 60 participants. This program offers six weeks of life skills, essential skills and job readiness training, followed by four weeks of Next Steps Planning which includes connecting with local employers and individualized job search and referral supports.

 

The following program offered to participants in Vancouver, Abbotsford and surrounding areas includes:

 

·         British Columbia Construction Association: $973,436 for Skills Trades Employment Program (STEP) for 183 participants. This one-to-one construction employment placement provides workplace supports, short-term certificate training, job placement connections and promotion of apprenticeships.

MISSION — Job seekers in Mission are among the more than 5,500 British Columbians receiving the training they need for employment in their communities, thanks to an investment of nearly $36 million from the federal and provincial governments under the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.

 

Contracts with 63 service providers to deliver targeted skills training programs across B.C. have been finalized. The program offered in Mission is:

 

  • Mission Community Skills Centre Society: $399,960 for the Training for Succe$$ in Mission program for 50 participants. This program offers six weeks of job readiness training leading to one of three specialized employment streams: computer training with a short-term occupational training certification; two weeks of basic upgrading or technical skills training; or employment with a wage subsidy.

    CHILLIWACK — Job seekers in Chilliwack and area are among the more than 5,500 British Columbians receiving the training they need for employment in their communities, thanks to an investment of nearly $36 million from the federal and provincial governments under the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.

     

    Contracts with 63 service providers to deliver targeted skills training programs across B.C. have been finalized. The programs offered in Chilliwack include:

     

    • YMCA of Greater Vancouver: $315,381 for the YMCA Youth Works Chilliwack program for 48 participants. The program offers six weeks of facilitated group-based job readiness training for youth, plus job placement support for twelve weeks of work experience.
    • Triangle Community Resources: $197,517 for Job Readiness Training program for 36 participants. The program provides six weeks of essential skills training (25 hr/wk), followed by short-term certificate training, job placement support and job coaching.

     

    “We want to make sure that British Columbians are equipped with the training they need to succeed in today’s job market,” Chilliwack MLA John Martin said. “The organizations receiving funding have great programs in place that allow residents to gain essential skills and secure well-paid jobs.”

     

    Some of these programs are delivered in partnership with the Industry Training Authority and the Ministry of Advanced Education. The goal of the training is to help unemployed British Columbians who face barriers to workforce participation to find sustainable employment. The programs are now underway, and the majority will continue into September 2016.

     

    Through the Canada Job Fund, the Government of Canada provides $500 million annually to the provinces and territories for investments in skills training. Under the Canada–British Columbia Job Fund Agreement, the province receives $65 million per year—its per capita share of the available funding.

     

    The Canada-British Columbia Job Fund helps ensure training programs give individuals the skills to enter and succeed in the job market. The goal of the Employment Services and Supports stream is to increase the labour market participation of unemployed British Columbians who are not eligible for Employment Insurance programming and services.

     

    Learn More:

    •        Canada Job Fund: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/training_agreements/cjf/index.shtml   

    •        Canada Job Grant: http://www.esdc.gc.ca/eng/jobs/training_agreements/cjg/index.shtml

    •        Canada-B.C. Job Grant: https://www.workbc.ca/canadabcjobgrant 

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