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Grows Freelance Business from Small Town

February 21, 2018 | By
Posted in Job Search, Learning and Development, Training


Grows Freelance Business from Small Town

Marty had just moved to Smithers from the Lower Mainland with his partner. He recently graduated with a diploma in Digital Arts & New Media and looked to film making experience. To build his portfolio, when Marty moved to Smithers he took on pro-bono and freelance film projects. However, he found living small town that he was new to and also being new to his field of work limited the number of potential projects that he could find.

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Retrains for Work After Health Setback

February 19, 2018 | By
Posted in Job Search, Learning and Development, Training


Retrains for Work After Health Setback

Melody experienced a health setback that left her with a disability and that required she work from home. Due to her change in circumstances, her skills and professional training were suited to roles that she could no longer work in. She looked at different employment options but she was unsure about how to move forward and was unemployed for two and a half years when she visited WCG’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Smithers. She decided to try WorkBC when a friend of hers said that it had helped her to find work.

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Employers of Excellence: Winners

February 16, 2018 | By
Posted in Employers, Services, Training, Workplace Culture


Employers of Excellence: Winners

WCG’s Employers of Excellence series honours outstanding employers across the country that provide exceptional opportunities to job seekers of all ages and abilities. Our ServiceAbility Training Program team is pleased to recognize Winners for its dedication to providing meaningful employment in Courtenay, British Columbia.

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Gaining Experience & Matching Skills to Work

February 15, 2018 | By
Posted in Job Search, Learning and Development, Services, Training


Gaining Experience & Matching Skills to Work

Joseph was new to Canada and had immigrated to Calgary from Nigeria. He struggled to find work in his new home city as he did not have any Canadian work experience and he was seen by employers to be over qualified for positions that he applied for. He was unemployed for eight months when he joined the Calgary Career Hub. The Calgary Career Hub, delivered by WCG Services, offers job search and preparedness services and works directly with job seekers to help them find work quickly.

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Overview of “ServiceAbility: Interviews with Graduates”

February 13, 2018 | By
Posted in Job Search, Learning and Development, Services, Training


Overview of “ServiceAbility: Interviews with Graduates”

The ServiceAbility Training Program, delivered by WCG Services, has a track record for changing lives through service-based training and work, so we asked a few recent graduates for their stories about how the program impacted them. ServiceAbility is located in Courtenay-Comox and delivers skills training and job search support for participants interested in working in the service sector. It provides certifications such as Serving It Right, SuperHost™, Customer Service & Sales, Food Safe and First Aid that enables participants to quickly become qualified for a number of jobs in the service and retail industries. The close relationshipsbetween ServiceAbility and local employers has not only generated support of the program by business leaders and owners but also allows the team to match participants to available job opportunities.

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