Archive for the ‘Training’ Category

Pre-Employment Baking Program

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Vancouver Island University is offering a 14-week baking program that will give you practical entry level baking skills in breads, pastry and pizza. Fourteen seats are available for this program and financial support for tuition and textbooks is available for those applicants that qualify. To be eligible for this program applicants must unemployed and not have an active EI claim or have received EI benefits in the last 3 years. The program runs from April 18 to July 25th.

For more information about this exciting training opportunity check out the baking poster.

Training Opportunities at VIU

Thursday, November 4th, 2010

Vancouver Island University continues to receive funding from the Province for the Employment Skills Access (ESA) program which supports unemployed people in attaining skills and training. This funding provides more direct access to general employment and skills upgrading opportunities for unemployed people who do not have an attachment to Employment Insurance (EI). Program participants can draw on a wide-range of vocational, certificate and workplace-based training programs to support their education and career goals.

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 and arrange a meeting with an Employment Consultant.

Heavy Machinery Operating Training for Women

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Always been interested in learning how to operate heavy equipment? Vancouver Island University (VIU) will be offering a 20-week program to train women to become Heavy Equipment Operators starting November 29th to April 29th, 2011. Twelve seats are available for this program and financial support for tuition and textbooks is available for those applicants that qualify. Basic qualifications are that the applicant must be unemployed and not have an active EI claim or have received EI benefits in the last 3 years. Employed individuals may qualify if they do not have a GED or other skilled training.

For more information about this exciting training opportunity check out the VIU website.

Fall/Winter VIU Continuing Studies Calendar Now Online

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Fall/Winter Calendar for the Centre of Continuing Studies at Vancouver Island University is now online. A variety of courses are offered, including required entry level training, often required by employers, such as Foodsafe, Serving It Right, First Aid, Basic Bookkeeping and WHMIS.

Thinking of upgrading? The fall/spring Adult Basic Education Calendar is also online.

As well, an Esthetics and Two Nail Technology Certificate programs will be offered at the Parksville Campus: Esthetics (start date: April 5, 2011); Nail Technology (start date: November 23, 2010); and Artificial Nail Technology (start date: January 20, 2011. On Monday September 20th from 6:30 to 8pm there will be a free information session for these programs at the Parksville/Qualicum Centre. Call the campus at 250-248-2096 for more information.

Hard copies of the Continuing Studies guide will be available starting September 2nd at the Parksville/Qualicum Centre, 100 Jensen Avenue East, Parksville.

Grow Your Employees’ Potential

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Is your small business interested in growing your employees potential? If your business has fewer than 50 employees and has one or more employees who have not completed high school and/or lack essential skills you may qualify for the ASPECT Small Business Employee Training Program.

Whether you want to increase employee motivation, improve your businesses adaptability to market changes, or reduce employee turnover, ASPECT’s Small Business Employee Training Program can help. The program is focused on helping small businesses maximize the potential of their growth employees by providing them access to funded training courses that are tailored to the needs of small businesses and their employee(s).

Space is limited so don’t miss the opportunity to receive free training for your growth employees, including access to a minimum of 5 online learning opportunities. Contact me today to find out if your business qualifies for the ASPECT Small Business Employee Training Program.

For further information please contact one of the following:

Jack Tieleman: jack@globalvocationalservices.com
Stephanie Dancevic: stephanie@globalvocationalservices.com
Kelly Compton: kelly@globalvocationalservices.com

Global Vocational Services Inc.
401-17 Church Street
Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H5
Phone: (250) 753-3667

New VIU Continuing Education Calendar

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Spring/Summer Calendar for the Centre of Continuing Studies at Vancouver Island University is now online. A variety of courses are offered, including required entry level training, often required by employers, such as Foodsafe, Serving It Right, First Aid and WHMIS.

If you are interested in getting into the health care field at an administrative level a Hospital Unit Coordinator and Medical Office Assistant Certificate will be offered in September 2010. One of the pre-requisites for these certificate programs is Medical Terminology and Anatomy & Physiology offered through Continuing Education starting in April. Basic Medical Terminology, a prerequisite for the Sterile Supply Technician Certificate Program, is also scheduled from March 2nd to April 8th.

Two Return to School Bursaries Available

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

The Canadian Federation of University Women, Parksville-Qualicum, will be rewarding two bursaries of $2000 in late July 2010 to two female students from District 69. Interested applicants must be resuming their education immediately following an absence of at least two consecutive years. They must be registered at an accredited Canadian school/college/university where the award will be paid to the registrar for the 2010/11 academic year. Applications must be received by June 1, 2010. Click here for more information and the application form

VIU Open Door Week & Information Sessions

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Have you always been interested in what goes on in a university classroom? This week you have a chance to find out. Vancouver Island University (VIU) is hosting Open Door Week Monday, January 25 to Friday, January 29, 2010.
“VIU teaching faculty from all areas and all campuses are opening their classroom doors so that other faculty, staff, students, and the public can come in to open a dialogue about teaching and learning.” More information, a schedule of participating classes and a map of the campus can be found on the VIU website page on Open Door Week.

Also to find out more on the specific programs VIU offers check out the calendar of VIU information sessions. Although many of these programs don’t start until September, now is the time to think about submitting your application for admission and these information sessions can provide you with more details on the process.

Tidbits From the Vancouver Island Education and Career Fair

Friday, December 4th, 2009

Thursday, December 3rd was the Vancouver Island Education and Career Fair. There were a variety of representatives from schools and training institutes in BC, Alberta, USA and even Switzerland, as well as people from the Department of National Defense, Corrections and the Victoria Police Department. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the multitude of training that is available. Some interesting labour market tidbits from the fair:

-China has recently approved Canada as a vacation destination. This could mean an increase of millions of dollars a year in tourism. It could also mean opportunities for those people that have training in tourism fields and/or have a working knowledge of Mandarin or Cantonese.

-The Roofing Contractors Association of BC (RCABC) offers free apprenticeship training to students if they have a connection to an employer and have registered as an apprentice. The RCABC has a list of employers that members of the Association and are open to providing you with the employer contact information so you can approach them to discuss employment and apprenticeship opportunities. In January they will be also offering a month long entry-level roofing course in Langley free to women. To find out more about this program contact Carolynn Jones at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver at 1-888-879-9593.

-Interested in working in the resource sector as an apprentice? The Resource Training Organization (RTO) was established in 2007 to oversee the management and development of apprenticeship training for the resource sector in BC. RTO represents a cross sectoral group of employers in the mining and smelting, oil and gas, pulp and paper, solid wood, and heavy shipbuilding and repair sectors.

-With environmental sustainability being a major concern in our world today, local food production and agrotourism are growing industries (BC Stats reports in November there was a 20% employment growth in Agriculture). The University of Fraser Valley is one instution that offers various courses in Agriculture Sciences and Technology.

If you missed the fair visit the Resource Room at the Career Centre to browse the most recent catalogues from the schools that were present. As well feel free to make an appointment to speak with an Employment Consultant about your career goals and education plan.

VIU Parksville/Qualicum Drop In Session

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Interested in the University Courses offered at the Parksville/Qualicum Vancouver Island University Campus? Drop in at the Parksville/Qualicum Campus located in the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre, 100 Jensen Street, on Wednesday December 9th from 2:00-4:00pm and meet professors in the Liberal Studies and Psychology Departments.