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Finds New Fit in Rural Area

April 10, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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Career Lifts Off with Skills Training

April 5, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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Transition from Business Owner to Manager

March 26, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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Looks to Support Family and Finds Career

March 19, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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Making Career Leaps

March 7, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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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.

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Young Millwright Finds Work Track

March 5, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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Changes Career Path to Support People in Theirs

March 1, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Julia immigrated to Canada and adopted Calgary as her new home. She worked in the city as a paralegal before moving into an executive assistant position in the energy sector. However, like many others in the industry, she was laid off in the economic downturn. Her daughter also recently left for university, leading Julia to reflect on her future career choices.

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Full Schedule and Supports at Every Step

February 26, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Ashley led a busy life and wanted to work as a Nurses Unit Clerk. However, she was unable to afford the required training. Based on the advice of a friend, she contacted the WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Revelstoke, delivered by WCG Services.

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Grows Freelance Business from Small Town

February 21, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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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