Langley firm receives federal jobs funding

Local job seekers are among the more than 5,500 British Columbians receiving training.

  • Apr. 22, 2016 2:00 a.m.

Langley’s Triangle Community Resources has been contracted by the federal government to provide job readiness training for 36 local residents.

The federal contract for $197,517 is part of $36 million of federal money put into targeted skills training.

The participants will spent 25 hours per week for six weeks of jobs training that includes job placement and coaching.

Some of these programs are delivered in partnership with the Industry Training Authority and the B.C. Ministry of Advanced Education. The goal of the training is to help unemployed British Columbians who face barriers to workforce participation to find sustainable employment.

“Job seekers need to start somewhere. With this partnership, we are able to provide access to skills training programs ensuring British Columbians are provided a path to success,” Fort Langley-Aldergrove MLA Rich Coleman said. “The ESS program is a key component of the BC Jobs Plan to ensure we meet future labour demand.”

Langley residents are also eligible for other Metro Vancouver programs and services.

DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society received $329,001 for the DIVERSEcity Employment Program for Immigrant Youth in Surrey and area for 60 participants. It provides first and second generation immigrant youth with employment services including essential skills, entrepreneurial, trades and specific training targeted to high demand occupations each year.

Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society received $250,496 to provide the PICS Entrepreneurship Program for Metro Vancouver for 72 participants. It provides entrepreneurial skills training that includes two weeks of business concept development, seven weeks of entrepreneurial training, and up to 16 weeks of consultancy, mentorship and networking support.

Progressive also received $377,500 for the Workplace Integration for Mature Immigrants in Metro-Vancouver program for 96 participants. It provides facilitated group-based job readiness training to immigrants aged 45 years and older (30 hours per week), as well as short-term certificate training and educational upgrading.

Through the Canada Job Fund, the Government of Canada provides $500 million annually to the provinces and territories for investments in skills training. Under the Canada–British Columbia Job Fund Agreement, the province receives $65 million per year – its per capita share of the available funding.

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