Unemployed? Employed with no recognized certification or university degree-level education? Vancouver Island University (VIU) continues to receive funding from the Province for the Employment Skills Access (ESA) program. VIU offers training programs that are specifically selected to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients and employed individuals requiring skills-upgrading to gain or improve employment.
Tuition and materials are available for participants that meet the criteria of the ESA program. Following are the current programs offered through EAS funding:
Introduction to Culinary Arts Program
This 12-week program will provide students with the skills and knowledge required to fill entry level culinary and food service positions.
Marine Operator Training Program
The participants will gain knowledge and skills that meet the standards as outlined by Transport Canada to work on, and operate a commercial vessel.
Shellfish Aquaculture Technician Training Program
This six week course is for those interested in developing skills and knowledge for a successful career in the shellfish aquaculture industry.
For assistance in developing your education and career goals and to learn more about the ESA program contact The Career Centre at 250-248-3205 to register for an information session.