Nexus opens Job Options

NexusBC has announced another session of a popular employment program in Vernon.

NexusBC has announced another session of a popular employment program in Vernon.

Job Options B.C., funded through the Canada-B.C. Labour Market Agreement, is a nine-week program that teaches participants the skills to perform an effective job search, create a targeted resume, prepare for a job interview and how to network.

It is designed for job seekers who are 18 and older, not going to school and who are not eligible for employment insurance.

“Our participants have been very pleased with Job Options B.C, and we are pleased to be able to provide another session in the new year,” said Lynn Belsher, executive director for NexusBC.

Participants receive five weeks of paid classroom time based on their attendance, and also receive certificate training, which can include WHMIS, H2S Alive, first aid and FoodSafe.

“We’re finding that the program is doing exactly as intended, helping people find work,” said Belsher. “To date, more than 60 per cent of our participants have been successful in the program.”

Belsher added that the client testimonials are great.

“Many are happy with the new skills and certificates they get, and we are certainly happy to announce the addition of another session.”

For more information, visit www.nexusbc.ca, or phone 250-545-0585.

The application deadline for the next program session is Jan. 2.