THE ESSENTIAL SKILLS & JOB READINESS TRAINING PROGRAM

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Program Overview

The Prince George Essential Skills & Job Readiness Training Program is an employment skills training program open to unemployed individuals, 18 years of age or older. Participants will gain access to employment assistance services and employability improvement activities in this comprehensive, engaging 6 week program. 


The curriculum of this program is targeted toward assisting workers to acquire the information and skills they need to increase their employability in the modern labour market. The program is ideal for individuals who have experienced difficulty attaching to the labor market due to limited resources for training, lack of job search skills and /or uncertainty around work related goals. The Prince George Essential Skills & Job Readiness Training program moves participants toward their employment goals, increases skills and confidence, and provides opportunities to secure ongoing job search supports and additional skills development.

Classroom Based Work

· Interactive and Interesting Group Workshops

· Individualized Pre-Employment Skills Assessments 

· Essential Skills training in Communication, Time Management, Problem Solving & Goal Setting

· Employability Skills & Certificate based training options which include Office Skills, First Aid,   Customer Service, Industrial Safety, Equipment Operation…and more!

· Job Search Tools & Preparation

Job Development

· 2 Week Supported Job Search phase designed to assist participants to access training and   connect with employment opportunities 

· Job Lead Sessions 

· Networking Activities and Exposure to the Current Workforce 

· Employer Follow Up Support

Is this program right for you?

· Must be living in BC

· Must be 18 Years of age or older

· Must not be a full time student

· Must be Unemployed and unattached to other 

· LMA funded programs

· May not be EI clients, eligible for attachment to assistance 

· Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Participant Selection

Program applicants may be self-referred, referred from government ministries or agencies, or from community service providers. Participant selection is based on a combination of a participants’ assessed suitability based on aspects relating to previous learning and employment experience, health and lifestyle, and social factors.

All potential participants must attend an info session, followed by an intake interview, at which time their suitability for program participation will be assessed. Participants accepted into the program will be those who have the ability to commit to participating in all six weeks of the program, are prepared to actively search for employment upon training completion, and who have the ability to participate effectively in a group setting.