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Retrains for Work After Health Setback

September 5, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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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Sustainable Work to Support a Family

August 23, 2018 | by WCG Services

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Noelle was struggling to find employment that could support her family. She was looking for all the help she could to get a new full-time job. That’s when she came to the WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Salmon Arm delivered by WCG Services.   Noelle got help to revise her resume, and she participated in […]

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Finds Hands-On Outdoor Work

May 25, 2018 | by WCG Services

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James worked full-time for 24 years before losing his job last year in May 2017. He struggled to look for work for two months before he contacted WCG’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Salmon Arm. He was new to the town and did not yet know the local community well. He also felt unsuited to […]

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Changes Jobs to Find Better Work Schedule

May 7, 2018 | by WCG Services

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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.

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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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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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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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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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