Essential Skills for the Workplace

Program Description | Eligibility Criteria | Program Expectations | Additional Program Information & Dates

Program Description

Would you like to improve your Math, Reading, or Study skills to get a job or pursue further education? We will train you at your level and help you to get back to work or continue with school.

Eligibility Criteria

In order to be eligible for the Essential Skills for College & Trades Training in the 21st Century Program, they must be:
  • A resident of BC (must be Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or protected person, but not a temporary foreign worker)
  • 18 years or older
  • Unemployed / not on EI (have not had an EI claim within the last 3 years, or a maternity / parental claim in the last 5 years)
  • Not a student

Program Expectations

What you’ll receive by completing the program:
  • Educational assessment & individualized training plan
  • Career and educational planning (Including trades)
  • Improve math & literacy
  • Basic computer training
  • Workplace communication
  • Short term certificate training such as Food Safe & First Aid
  • Work search training

Additional Program Information & Dates

No cost, 7-week training – 3.5 hours/day, Monday-Thursday.

Please find the program schedule below (note that dates, times, and availabilities are subject to change):
  • October 16 – December 1, 2017, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • December 4, 2017 – January 26, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • January 29 – March 16, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • February 13 – March 30, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • April 2 – May 18, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • April 23 – June 8, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
  • June 4 – July 20, 2018, 8:45 am – 12:15 pm
  • June 25 – August 10, 2018, 12:45 pm – 4:15 pm
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