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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Financial Navigation Training

Do you live with low income? Are you confused about what financial support you can get for your family? You’re not alone. We can help. If you live with low income and want help figuring out what support is available, contact us about our Financial Navigation Training.

We will help you understand what financial services are available to you and your family.

We're organizing workshops in communities throughout the Columbia basin. Check back soon to find out more.

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Helping people living with low income

Navigating the financial supports available to people living with low income means filling out forms, answering personal questions, reading and signing documents—actions that can be over-complicated to the client trying to get the service.

Financial Navigation will help empower adults and families living with low income to improve their financial wellbeing. We will help you increase in your knowledge of the benefits to which you are entitled and help you improve your ability to access them.

Helping service providers, too

  • Do you know all of the financial empowerment services for people living with low income in your community?
  • Are you giving clients all the information on financial supports they may be eligible to receive?
  • Join us in sharing best practices for offering financial empowerment to people in living with low income. Build stronger partnerships in your community and offer the best service to your clients living with low income.
  • This program will share information, tools, resources and best practices so that you can be the best source of help for people living with low income and struggling with understanding all of the financial services out there.
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A 2 year partnership

The Skills Centre is partnering with the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) to deliver the new program throughout the Kootenay and Boundary regions.

This new program is now available and will run for two years in 16 communities across the Columbia Basin and Boundary regions.

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"I feel I can better represent myself when interacting with a supervisor or co-worker. I feel more confident of how to express myself better. I am feeling more positive. I would recommend this workshop for sure. I found it very enjoyable and encouraging."

Mature Workers 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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