If you are unemployed, live in Richmond and looking to gain some transferrable skills to help you find and maintain employment, there are two programs being offered by Job Options BC that just might be the right fit. Here is a breakdown below:
What do the Urban Older Workers and Job Options Programs offer?
- Up to 12 weeks of group and individual programming, short-term training and work experience that prepares participants for new employment, or when appropriate, further training
- Four to six weeks of group activities including self and vocational assessments, job search skills training, life skills training, employment counselling, basic skills upgrading, computer training, short-term certificate training, sector specific career corners and more
- Customized job search coaching and on-going follow up support
- Direct marketing and placement assistance as needed
- Up to six months of follow-up support
In order to be eligible, participants must be:
- 55 years of age or older (Urban Older Workers) or 18 years of age or older (Job Options BC)
- Non-EI eligible (have not established a regular EI claim in the last three years and have not established a maternity or parental claim in the past five years)
- Legally entitled to work in Canada
- Living in Richmond/South Delta
- Not a student
- Not participating in another Labour Market Agreement/Canada Jobs Fund Agreement program
The next session of Urban Older Workers is on July 20, and Job Options on Aug. 10. For more information please see the attached poster.