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Dan Wall
2024-06-18

Meet our newest Emily

community-discussion-ending-working-poverty
Dan Wall
2024-06-14

Community Discussion: Ending Working Poverty

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Dan Wall
2024-05-16

Born to be a bricklayer

art-for-hearts-sake
Dan Wall
2024-03-14

Art for HEART’s sake

no-shock-to-find-women-electricians-a-rarity
Dan Wall
2024-03-08

No shock to find women electricians a rarity

what-horses-teach-us-about-ourselves
Dan Wall
2024-02-15

What horses teach us about ourselves

drywall-is-the-right-trade-for-women
Dan Wall
2024-02-06

No holding back: drywalling is the right trade for women

stepping-up-for-coldest-night-of-the-year-walk
Dan Wall
2024-02-01

Stepping up for Coldest Night of the Year walk

no-horsing-around-heart-heals-people
Dan Wall
2024-01-30

No horsing around – HEART heals people

heart-gets-you-in-shape-with-yoga-life-coaching
Skills Centre
2024-01-09

HEART gets you in shape with yoga & life coaching

trail-bc-takes-bold-steps-to-end-working-poverty
Skills Centre
2023-12-01

Trail takes bold steps to end working poverty

what-a-living-wage-does
Dan Wall
2023-11-21

What a living wage does & doesn’t do

your-coldest-night-of-the-year-contributions-are-at-work-in-the-kitchen
Dan Wall
2023-11-17

Your Coldest Night of the Year contributions are at work in the kitchen

welcome-lori-ketchuk-our-new-cfo
Dan Wall
2023-10-24

Welcome Lori Ketchuk, our new CFO

4-day-work-week-update
Dan Wall
2023-09-27

4 Day Work Week Update

meet-zoe-mccabe-our-newest-project-specialist
Dan Wall
2023-08-01

Meet Zoë Dowdall, our newest project specialist

leveling-the-playing-field-for-recreation-leisure
Dan Wall
2023-07-27

Leveling the playing field for recreation & leisure

welcome-tina-our-newest-project-specialist
Dan Wall
2023-07-21

Welcome Tina, our newest project specialist

change-growth-theme-of-skills-centres-impact-in-the-community
Dan Wall
2023-07-05

Change & growth theme of Skills Centre’s impact in the community

liz-anderson-joins-skills-centre-board
Dan Wall
2023-06-23

Liz Anderson joins Skills Centre board

lila-cresswell-retires-from-the-board
Dan Wall
2023-06-16

Lila Cresswell retires from the board

dont-meet-every-single-requirement-apply-anyway
Dan Wall
2023-05-17

Don’t meet every single requirement? Apply anyway

start-with-heart-weve-got-a-new-employment-readiness-program
Skills Centre
2023-04-14

Start with HEART – we’ve got a new employment-readiness program!

poverty-reduction-input-session-april-24-2023
Heather Glenn-Dergousoff
2023-04-13

Poverty Reduction Input Session April 24, 2023

women-are-setting-records-in-employment-so-why-is-employment-equality-not-changing-too
Alia Locken
2023-03-07

Women are setting records in employment, so why is employment equality not changing, too?

the-benefits-of-hiring-mature-workers
Skills Centre
2023-03-01

The benefits of hiring mature workers

canada-invests-to-make-the-skills-centre-more-accessible-and-sustainable
Skills Centre
2023-02-09

Canada invests to make the Skills Centre more accessible and sustainable

angst-about-the-economy-you-are-not-alone
Alia Locken
2023-02-01

Angst about the economy? You are not alone.

low-unemployment-rate-continues-in-the-kootenays
Alia Locken
2023-01-24

Low unemployment rate continues in the Kootenays

where-are-all-those-jobs-were-hearing-about
Skills Centre
2023-01-18

Where are all those jobs we’re hearing about?

women-reach-record-high-employment
Alia Locken
2022-12-13

Women reach record high employment

octobers-given-us-a-lot-to-talk-about
Alia Locken
2022-11-18

October’s given us a lot to talk about!

major-increase-in-the-living-wage-across-bc
Skills Centre
2022-11-17

Major increase in the living wage across BC

mature-workers-retirement-blog-november-2022
Skills Centre
2022-11-09

Mature Workers Retirement Blog November 2022

meet-heather
Skills Centre
2022-10-21

Meet Heather

employers-job-seekers-employees-how-are-you-doing
Alia Locken, Research Officer
2022-10-18

Employers, Job Seekers, Employees – how are you doing?

meet-sandi-oorthuis
Skills Centre
2022-10-13

Meet Sandi Oorthuis

helping-low-income-population-find-the-finances
Skills Centre
2022-09-28

Helping low income population find the finances

august-labour-market-data-is-in-so-whats-changed
Alia Locken
2022-09-14

August labour market data is in, so what’s changed?

what-do-the-latest-employment-numbers-mean-for-you
Alia Locken
2022-08-10

What do the latest employment numbers mean for you?

is-this-a-real-job-posting
Karina Allis
2022-07-22

Is this a real job posting?

helping-people-in-our-communities
Skills Centre
2022-07-14

Helping people in our communities

cover-letter-tips-to-wow-the-employer
Skills Centre
2022-07-12

Cover letter tips to wow the employer

collaborating-key-to-community-impact
Skills Centre
2022-06-24

Collaborating key to community impact

5-year-strategic-plan-release
Skills Centre
2022-06-21

5 Year Strategic Plan release

get-set-for-summer-at-our-service-industry-bootcamp
Skills Centre
2022-05-06

Get set for summer at our Service Industry Bootcamp

meet-your-facilitator-karina-allis
Skills Centre
2022-05-01

Meet Your Facilitator: Karina Allis

roberta-post-marks-23-years-on-skills-centre-board-of-directors
Dan Wall
2022-04-21

Roberta Post marks 23 years on Skills Centre board of directors

you-can-contribute-as-a-board-member
Dan Wall
2022-04-05

You can contribute as a board member

community-kitchens-participants-take-the-cake
Dan Wall
2022-03-29

Community Kitchens participants take the cake

wildfire-fighting-boot-camp-this-april
Skills Centre
2022-03-09

Wildfire Fighting Boot Camp this April

10-resume-tips-to-help-you-succeed
Skills Centre
2022-02-25

10 Resume Tips to Help You Succeed

the-case-for-the-4-day-work-week
Skills Centre
2022-01-26

The Case for the 4 Day Work Week

community-kitchens-returning-to-downtown-trail
Skills Centre
2022-01-20

Community Kitchens returning to downtown Trail

skills-centre-board-of-directors-job-description
Skills Centre
2022-01-01

Skills Centre Board of Director’s Job Description

confidence-the-key-to-new-job-training-programs-at-the-skills-centre
Skills Centre
2021-11-16

Confidence the key to new job training programs at the Skills Centre

new-living-wage-shows-progress-for-low-income-earners
Skills Centre
2021-11-02

New living wage shows progress for low income earners

thriving-for-all-poverty-reduction-strategies
Skills Centre
2021-11-01

Thriving for All Poverty Reduction Strategies

community-impact-report
Skills Centre
2021-10-22

Community Impact Report

meet-your-facilitators
Skills Centre
2021-10-18

Meet Your Facilitators

your-skills-training-facilitator-bethel-torres
Skills Centre
2021-10-18

Your Skills Training Facilitator: Bethel Torres

your-tools-for-trades-facilitator-allan-pusey
Skills Centre
2021-10-13

Your Tools for Trades Facilitator: Allan Pusey

meet-our-multi-lingual-facilitators-bethel-torres-harshil-patel
Skills Centre
2021-10-13

Meet Our Multi-lingual Facilitators: Bethel Torres & Harshil Patel

your-mature-workers-facilitator-karina-allis
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

Your Mature Workers Facilitator: Karina Allis

new-certification-big-news-for-skills-centre-community
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

New Certification Big News for Skills Centre Community

bringing-community-to-your-door
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

Bringing Community to Your Door

fruitvale-now-a-living-wage-employer
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

Fruitvale now a Living Wage Employer

skills-centre-embraces-four-day-work-week
Skills Centre
2021-10-06

Skills Centre embraces four-day work week

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