STEPS

Skills Training for Employment Program

Skills Training for Employment Program

KCR is excited to bring you Skills Training for Employment Program (STEPs) to Training for Success!

Find employment as a Medical Office Assistant or Building Service Worker

STEPs Program supports vulnerable individuals to employment through Skills Training and Employment supports so that they can achieve Sustainable Employment.

 

This program offers:

  • 4 Modules of employment and skills training and development
  • Individual job search assistance/coaching
  • Identification of transferable skills
  • Career assessments
  • Mentorship opportunities in your chosen field
  • Resume writing assistance
  • Job placement assistance and follow up supports
  • Basic computer training

 

Program Includes:

Building Services Worker Certificate Program
Program Start Dates: November 1, 2021 / March 14, 2022 / September 6, 2022 / December 27, 2022
Program Length: 14 weeks total

The Building Service Worker Certificate program combines job search skills training/coaching with a Building Services Worker certificate from Okanagan College! Participants will obtain the knowledge and practical skills necessary for entry into the building service industry in custodial work, and upgrading for those who are currently employed in the industry. The program includes theory, demonstrations, and practical skills training in the classroom and appropriate work areas. Topics include health and safety regulations, work-place professionalism, and basic and specialized cleaning.

We will be learning using the Zoom and Moodle platforms.

Medical Office Assistant Certificate Program
Program Start Date: October 4, 2021
Program Length: 34 weeks total

The Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program combines job search skills training/coaching with a Medical Office Assistant certificate from Okanagan College! It prepares participants for the administrative and clinical duties of an office assistant in a medical office or clinical environment. Participants will acquire skills to communicate accurately and professionally with medical professionals and patients, demonstrate knowledge of office procedures and time management, apply medical terminology throughout the program, obtain a good understanding of the use of computers in the office environment, perform computerized medical billing tasks, apply medical office guidelines and standards, and gain real-world experience through a practicum. Participants will also learn about the medical/legal aspects of the healthcare industry.

We will be learning using the Zoom and Moodle platforms.

 

Eligible Participants

The program is open to support vulnerable and under-represented groups, facing two or more barriers to seeking, obtaining, and maintaining employment.

If you are:

  • Unemployed or have unstable or unsustainable employment
  • Living in British Columbia
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or Protected Person Entitled to Work in Canada
  • Not a full-time student
  • Not actively participating in, and receiving financial supports from, another provincially or federally funded labour market program; and
  • Faces two or more of the following types of barriers to Employment at the time of intake:
    • housing instability
    • recovering from addiction
    • prior criminal justice involvement
    • mental health challenges
    • lack of social networks and connections
    • lack of recent and/or Canadian work experience
    • limited literacy skills
    • limited English language skills
    • low self-esteem
    • low income
    • being a(n):
      • Young Adult at Risk; or
      • Older Worker; or
      • Survivor of Violence and/or Abuse

*Additional eligibility requirements may apply, depending on the program type and/or the specific services and training offered.

 

More Information or to Register:

Phone: 250.763.8008
Email: ac.rcknull@spets
Office: KCR Community Resources, 620 Leon Avenue, Kelowna, BC

 

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