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What horses teach us about ourselves
No holding back: drywalling is the right trade for women
Stepping up for Coldest Night of the Year walk
No horsing around – HEART heals people
HEART gets you in shape with yoga & life coaching
Trail takes bold steps to end working poverty
What a living wage does & doesn’t do
Your Coldest Night of the Year contributions are at work in the kitchen
Welcome Lori Ketchuk, our new CFO
4 Day Work Week Update
Meet Zoë McCabe, our newest project specialist
Leveling the playing field for recreation & leisure
Welcome Tina, our newest project specialist
Change & growth theme of Skills Centre’s impact in the community
Liz Anderson joins Skills Centre board
Lila Cresswell retires from the board
Don’t meet every single requirement? Apply anyway
Start with HEART – we’ve got a new employment-readiness program!
Poverty Reduction Input Session April 24, 2023
Women are setting records in employment, so why is employment equality not changing, too?
The benefits of hiring mature workers
Canada invests to make the Skills Centre more accessible and sustainable
Angst about the economy? You are not alone.
Low unemployment rate continues in the Kootenays
Where are all those jobs we’re hearing about?
Women reach record high employment
October’s given us a lot to talk about!
Major increase in the living wage across BC
Mature Workers Retirement Blog November 2022
Employers, Job Seekers, Employees – how are you doing?
Meet Sandi Oorthuis
Helping low income population find the finances
August labour market data is in, so what’s changed?
What do the latest employment numbers mean for you?
Is this a real job posting?
Helping people in our communities
Cover letter tips to wow the employer
Collaborating key to community impact
5 Year Strategic Plan release
Get set for summer at our Service Industry Bootcamp
Meet Your Facilitator: Karina Allis
Roberta Post marks 23 years on Skills Centre board of directors
You can contribute as a board member
Community Kitchens participants take the cake
Wildfire Fighting Boot Camp this April
10 Resume Tips to Help You Succeed
The Case for the 4 Day Work Week
Community Kitchens returning to downtown Trail
Skills Centre Board of Director’s Job Description
Confidence the key to new job training programs at the Skills Centre
New living wage shows progress for low income earners
Thriving for All Poverty Reduction Strategies
Community Impact Report
Meet Your Facilitators
Your Skills Training Facilitator: Bethel Torres
Your Tools for Trades Facilitator: Allan Pusey
Meet Our Multi-lingual Facilitators: Bethel Torres & Harshil Patel
Your Mature Workers Facilitator: Karina Allis
New Certification Big News for Skills Centre Community
Bringing Community to Your Door
Fruitvale now a Living Wage Employer
Skills Centre embraces four-day work week
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