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.
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.
The YMCA Youth Works program offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to help youth gain the confidence, skills and experience to secure and maintain employment. This FREE job readiness program offers support with experienced career advisors, job search and training such as First Aid, WHMIS, Food Safe, Forklift etc. and work placements that include mentorship. Other benefits of this program include transportation and food support as well as a 6 month YMCA membership. To participate in the program you must be:
- 15-29 years of age
- eligible to work in BC
- a Canadian Citizen or permanent resident
- not attending school
- unemployed or non-eligible for EI benefits.