Program helps job-seekers

The North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society has added another session to its Job Options B.C. program.

The North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society has added another session to its Job Options B.C. program.

Job Options B.C. is an eight-week employment program for job-seekers who are 18 and older and are not eligible for Employment Insurance.

“Originally we were funded by the province to run four sessions,” said Carolyn Matyjanka, program manager.

“And now we have been asked to run one more session before the end of the year. The program is proving to be very popular.”

The agency received 36 applications for the current session, but were only able to accommodate 15 people.

The program teaches participants the skills to perform an effective job search including how to create a targeted resume, prepare for a job interview and how to network. Participants receive five weeks of paid classroom time based on attendance.

Additional training is also provided which can include WHMIS, H2S Alive, ground disturbance, first aid, WorldHost customer service training, FoodSafe and Serving It Right.

“Our participants are very pleased with the program,” says Matyjanka.

The next session starts Nov. 21, and the deadline for applications is Nov. 4.

For  information  on JobOptionsBC, visit www.noees.com.

 

 

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