Skills Training

The Skills Centre provides free and low-cost skills training and employment programs. We will help you get the certifications you need, help with your resume and interview skills, and offer financial support while you learn.

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Emerging Tech for Youth

Come explore tech careers with us! Are you between 17 & 29 years old? We’ll work with you to identify jobs you’re interested in, training you need, and help you get the certifications that will get you on the right track. You can access up to $3,000 for training in emerging tech and up to $1,500 towards other costs, such as a laptop, transportation, childcare or other expenses.

We'll stick with you while you look for work & help you with your resume, interview skills & your job search.

Get $500 when you complete the steps to getting & holding a job.

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How do you define emerging technology?

What skills will you need for the future? Bring us your ideas for jobs using the latest technology, including:

  • Web development
  • Coding
  • Drones
  • Software or hardware
  • Design
  • Solar panels
  • Smart devices
  • Programming
  • Data
  • Green jobs
  • & more

How it works

We'll build a training plan with you around any job in emerging tech - bring us your ideas!

You can take this training to add a micro credential or additional training to your existing skillset so you’re better prepared for the greening economy.

For example, if you are an electrician, you could take a course in solar panels or if you build houses, a course in passive homes.

You can also access workshops on soft skills including communication, interpersonal skills, meeting employer expectations, customer service, problem solving, coping skills (such as stress, shift work), health and wellness, mental health & self-care, and safety on the job.

We're looking at all angles of creativity & innovation. We'll talk about equity, diversity and inclusion, teamwork, collaboration, culturally specific conflict resolution strategies, and you can access up to 3 sessions of Medicine Wheel Coaching.

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Meet your facilitators

Did you know our logo represents diverse people connecting and supporting each other? We're here to help you.

Our program facilitators have your best interests in mind. They are caring, capable & trained to help you succeed. We know you have questions. Tina is your facilitator for the Emerging Tech program. Contact our office today to find out how we can help you.

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"I was very impressed with the level of service provided by the Skills Centre. I was able to find full-time employment in my field within a month of completion of my courses. I highly recommend taking advantage of what the Skills Centre has to offer."

Skills Training for Youth Participant

Funding for our programs comes from multiple provincial and federal sources, including:

  • Ministry of Post Secondary Education and Future Skills and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement
  • The Government of Canada’s Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities
  • The Government of Canada’s Skills for Success Program
  • The Government of Canada’s Social Development Partnerships Program
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