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.
Denise experienced weakening health and she was unsure if she could continue in her role. She hadn’t searched for another position in many years, however, and she needed to refresh her resume and general employment skillset. She was referred to WCG’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre in Smithers. At the Centre, she met with a case manager, attended workshops, job development sessions, and received job start supports. She also made regular use of many other services available to her.
Denise worked extremely hard to find suitable work as quickly as possible. She found a full-time job as a kitchen support staff member at a company that works with adults with disabilities. She believes that the WorkBC program was integral to her success. “I would suggest anyone trying to find work to come and access this program,” she says. She shares that the workshops and training sessions can boost people’s confidence and self-esteem. Denise says she looks forward to starting a new job, a new life, and to enjoying a new outlook on life while still being able to care for her grandchildren.
To find how our WorkBC Centre in Smithers can help you to change to a new job, drop into our centre or visit us online at www.workbc-smithers.com.