Supports Young Family with New Job
May 17, 2018 | by WCG Services
Jon, a father of a young family, was laid off from his last employer due to a work shortage. After losing his job, he received Employment Insurance for a fixed period and searched for work as well as applied for jobs. However, he had difficulty receiving responses from employers. For this reason, he felt uncertain […]
Changes Jobs to Find Better Work Schedule
May 7, 2018 | by WCG Services
Denise worked in a high-stress seasonal position as a kitchen manager at a golf and country club. She worked long hours and was on-call while caring for her grandchildren. In the off-season, she relied on Employment Insurance and lived a quiet life in rural Smithers, BC.
Develops New Interview Skillset
April 24, 2018 | by WCG Services
Peggy led a career working as a Project Manager and had a good amount of work experience. Yet when her last work contract ended, she struggled to find a new position. She was looking for a role as a Senior or Junior Project Manager or as an Analyst. However, the market was filled with qualified […]
Finds New Fit in Rural Area
April 10, 2018 | by WCG Services
Greg worked as a Purchaser at a lumber yard before being laid off when the company restructured. He searched for work unsuccessfully for two months afterward. As well, he struggled to travel into town every day to look for a job from his home in the rural area outside Smithers, BC. His family convinced him to visit the WorkBC Centre in Smithers, delivered by WCG, and to book an appointment with a Case Manager there.
Career Lifts Off with Skills Training
April 5, 2018 | by WCG Services
Ryan held an Aircraft Engineering Diploma from Okanagan University College. He worked over a few years assisting with helicopter maintenance. However, the work was sporadic and only seasonal. To find steadier work, he needed to attain endorsement by professional bodies and to have an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer License. To do so, he first needed more training for specific types of aircraft and engines.
Transition from Business Owner to Manager
March 26, 2018 | by WCG Services
When she lost her company, she fell unemployed for two years. As a former business owner, she worried employers might think she would want to run the business rather than work for them. She hadn’t applied for a job in 27 years and was unsure of current job search strategies or how to write resumes of. She also carried feelings of isolation and loneliness and suffered from low self-esteem while looking for work.
Looks to Support Family and Finds Career
March 19, 2018 | by WCG Services
When Victor first moved to Canada he took on several jobs to support himself and his family. He went on to find a steady position with a single company. However, after two years the company closed and Victor again had difficulty finding a position. He spoke English as a second language and struggled in interviews to confidently discuss and market his skillset and experience. He was out of work for six months before he joined the Calgary Career Hub, delivered by WCG Services.
Making Career Leaps
March 7, 2018 | by WCG Services
Coranne lives in the small town of Salmon Arm, BC. When she suddenly found herself out of work for the first time in 20 years, she was uncertain of what to do. She found herself moving swiftly into her early fifties and worried her age stood as a barrier. What was greater still was she was uncertain of what direction to look for work and what type would be suitable for her. As well, she hadn’t had to apply for work in over 20 years and had little experience drafting resumes, cover letters and submitting job applications.
WCG Services Earns Three-Year CARF Accreditation
March 6, 2018 | by WCG Services
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CARF International announced that WCG Services has been accredited for a period of three years for its Employment Services Centre programs. This is the first accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, has given to WCG Services.
Young Millwright Finds Work Track
March 5, 2018 | by WCG Services
Brayden was a hardworking 20-year-old who found himself out of a job when his employer closed its local mill. He had acquired various skills but lacked formal training. He sought the services of WCG’s WorkBC team in Houston after meeting with representatives prior to the mill’s closure in 2014.