Community Futures lands contract

North Okanagan residents looking for employment will benefit from a new initiative.

North Okanagan residents looking for employment will benefit from a new initiative.

Community Futures has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver Ministry of Social Development’s new employment program.

“The province has developed a model of employment service delivery that Community Futures is excited to be part of,” said Norm Metcalf, Community Futures general manager.

“We look forward to the challenge and are confident that, together with our partners, clients will receive all of the available employment services for which they are entitled and eligible.”

Under the agreement, Community Futures will be the prime contractor and it will partner with other organizations, including the North Okanagan Employment Enhancement Society, the Vernon Immigrant Services Society, John Howard Society, the Kindale Developmental Association, the Okanagan Training and Development Council and the Splatsin First Nation.

“Community Futures and all of our partners are stable, well managed, not for profit organizations with years of experience serving our region,” said Metcalf.

“We share a common client-centred philosophy and have successfully worked together in past years.”

 

 

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