|New programs for Internationally Trained Professionals and Tradespeople|
|Sunday, 08 February 2009 22:04|
New programs for Internationally Trained Professionals and Tradespeople
It seems clear that BC is making progress when it comes to integrating internationally trained professionals. The provincial government has now funded 'BC Skills Connect' pilot programs throughout the province that are designed to assist as many as 5000 internationally trained professionals and trades people to find employment in areas related to their skills and qualifications.
BC Skills Connect training programs include an introduction to a Canadian workplace, on-the-job training, industry specific language training and skills upgrading. If you are looking for work in the construction, energy, transportation, hospitality or tourism fields, please take the time to enquire further into this pilot as it may be the piece of the puzzle that is missing and holding you back from being employed.
There are various suppliers of BC Skills Connect programs throughout the province:
IMMPowerBC: Training that is supplied province wide by the ASPECT, which is an association of community based trainers. For more information see their website or view thier PDF outlining their program. Phone 1-800-123-4567
Skills Connect in Surrey/Delta: Training supplied by the Surrey Delta Immigrant Service Society (SDISS) for internationally trained professionals living in Surrey, Delta and related areas. This is a 12-16 week program with specialized career assessment, skills enhancement, industry specific language training and workplace orientation and practicums.