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Job OptionsBC

Job OptionsBC is a new employment and skills training program that can help unemployed British Columbians gain the skills, confidence and experience they need to find employment. The program is funded by the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism, and Innovation.

If you are unemployed but not an Employment Insurance (EI) client, and you want to become employed, this program is designed to help you.

No cost to eligible participants.

Job OptionsBC offers:

    + Up to 10 weeks of group and individual programming, short-term training and work experience that prepares participants for new employment, or when appropriate, further training.
    + Four to six weeks of group activities, including assessment, life skills, job-finding clubs and employment skills (job search, basic skills upgrading, computer training, and short term skill training). Groups usually include 10 to 12 participants.
    + Further skills training and/or work experience during the remainder of the program includes employer, community-based or volunteer work experience. This provides the opportunity for participants to learn skills to assist their search for paid employment.
    + Up to six months of follow-up support provided for those who need additional help to find and maintain employment or to regain employment if they lose a job.

Eligibility Criteria

    + Resident of Oliver/Osoyoos/Keremeos
    + Aged 18 years or older
    + Unemployed/not on EI (have not had an EI claim in the past 3 years, or a maternity/paternity claim in the past 5 years)
    + Not a student

Program starts: July 13, 2015

For more information:

Call us toll free at 1-866-377-3670
Email us at joboptions@opendoorgroup.org

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Call Toll Free 1-866-377-3670