Bridge (Building Resources & Independence while Developing Goals & Employment) is a Youth Employment Service for 17-24 year olds. Suitability for this service is determined, in partnership, with the funding partners (CLBC – Youth 19-24 years of age diagnosed with a developmental disability or GT Hiring Solutions utilizing their Customized Employment Development Funds), the potential participant, the family/caregiver and CSCL’s BRIDGE Youth Employment Service Associate Director (or designate). Youth must express an interest and be motivated in pursuing paid employment. Youth work with a Vocational Counsellor to develop their pre-employment skills. Youth will have the opportunity to complete 1-2 work experience placements and then begin to seek paid employment (with their Vocational Counsellor’s support). Once paid employment is obtained, the Vocational Counsellor will shadow and coach the Youth during their shifts (as a way of training them) and then will gradually fade out their job supports as the youth becomes more independent at their job.
Catch 22 Solutions is a work program for youth aged 16-30 years based in Chilliwack. During this 12-week program you’ll be paid $10.85 per hour, 30 hours a week. At the same time you’ll get a chance to learn customer service, retail and life skills, gain job search training and certifications, plus get 7 weeks of actual work experience.
Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 10:00am-12:00pm. For youth and young adults to receive continuous support as they transition from adolescence to adulthood. The program serves a hot breakfast while discussing topics such as financial literacy, housekeeping, tenant behavior, employment skills, resume building, health and hygiene, and healthy relationships. Open referral, 7 days a week.
VSTEP is a program for young adults at risk, providing a combination of one-on-one, in-person and virtual essential skills and occupational skills training.
Call 604-316-2580 at Buxton Consulting to contact an Employment Specialist.
The Chilliwack WorkBC Employment Services Centre (ESC) serves as a one-stop employment services shop. Whether you are looking for work, interested in changing jobs, enrolled in an apprenticeship program, receiving Provincial Income Assistance, receiving Federal Employment Insurance, or just interested in what’s happening in the local labour market, you’ve come to the right place. Available resources are: a job board, online resources, resource centre, workshops. There are two locations to serve you.