KEY BC – Kopar’s Employment for Youth BC
KEY BC is funded by the Government of Canada. It is an 18-week program that helps participants remove barriers to employment and assist youth to develop a broad range of skills and knowledge in order to participate in the current and future labour market. This program is also designed to promote accumulative education, skills and knowledge as being key to labour market success.
KEY BC is intended for youth between the ages of 16-30 looking for an opportunity to build a new career.
The 18-week program consists of:
- 8 weeks of interactive classroom work including fieldtrips
- 10 weeks of work experience ($10.85/hour employer)
- Entry level training with the long-term goal of building a career
- Conflict resolution
- Confidence building
- Self-esteem/Shyness training
- Speak-up/dress-up/step-up training
- Interview skills/targeted resume/online applications/cover letter
- Sales training (product & self)
- Work barrier identification/training
- Job maintenance skills
- Essential skills
- Microsoft Word training
- Self awareness/working attitude
- Self talk/understanding
- Motivational training
The above is not a complete list but, it is a good overview of the host of courses within the KEY BC program designed to strengthen the types of skill-sets needed within a successful work environment. The classroom work is interactive and participatory with both individual and group work and is taught with a variety of learning styles.
Interviews NOW ~ Next Training starts: July 10th, 2017
Who is eligible to participate?
- Youth between the ages of 16 and 30 inclusive at time of selection
- A Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act
- Legally entitled to work according to the relevant provincial legislation and regulations
- Not in receipt of Employment Insurance (EI) benefits
- In need of assistance in order to overcome employment barriers
Kopar Administration is pleased to offer this program through our Prince George office. Please contact us or visit our office for more information.
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Youth Employment Strategy