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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Spark your Start-up

Ever thought about starting a business? Are you between 15 and 29 years old? We’ll help you make an educated decision on whether or not to commit to starting a business. You’ll work with a professional business consultant to learn about business ownership and how to develop a business concept.

This program has finished. If you want to learn other ways we can help, please contact us.

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Our workshops will cover topics and activities including:

  • Career Assessments, Personality Dimensions
  • Soft skills + essential skills workshops
  • Psychological First Aid
  • Business
  • Communication, appearance, habits, diversity, teamwork, business etiquette

Working together in a small group or one on one, you’ll have access to:

  • $1,000 in short term training courses
  • Childcare & transportation supports
  • Support for required work gear or equipment

And we offer a training wage for 12 hours a week for 12 weeks as well as a bonus when you complete your work. At the end, you’ll be ready to take the next step in bringing your business idea to reality.

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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 the programs comes through B.C.’s Economic Recovery Plan through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.

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