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Phone: 250.545.0585

Email: info@nexusbc.ca 

102-3201 30th Street

Vernon BC V1T 9G3


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Hire Ability (age 18+)

Job readiness and essential skills training

Looking for work, but lack the skills or certificates to get a job?  We can help! 

Hire Ability is an 8-week program for you to:

Get certificates

Find jobs you’re good at

Create strong resumes and practice your interview skills

Build on your computer skills with Okanagan College

Receive personalized job coaching

In-Class Workshops

Hire Ability offers you 4 weeks of in-class workshops covering many of the following topics:

► Career and Personality Assessments

► Barriers to Employment

►Targeted Resumes and Cover Letters

► Interview Skills

► Labour Market Information

► The Hidden Job Market

► First Impressions

► Communication

► Social Media and Job Search

► Time Management

► Goal Setting

► Decision-Making and Prioritizing

► Other Employment Resources

► and more…

One to One Coaching and Support

Following the 4 weeks in-class, you’ll meet with a facilitator for regular one-to-one job coaching, addressing specific areas and issues in which you need more support.  It is during this period that you will also work on completing any necessary short-term certificate training.

Short-term Certificate Training

During the program, all participants develop an Employment Action Plan which identifies realistic short-term job goals.  In order to get one of these jobs, you may need to obtain one or several employer-required certificates. 

Examples of short-term certificates:


► First Aid

► Forklift Safety

► H2S Alive

► FoodSafe

► Serving It Right

► WorldHost Customer Service

► Word / Excel in a Day

► Fundamentals of Insurance

► Basic Security Training

► Traffic Control Person Certification

► Airbrake Endorsement

► Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG)

► Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)

► Global Ground Disturbance

► Confined Space Entry

The specific certificates you can receive depends on your Employment Action Plan, participation, time requirements and program budget availability.  

Are You Eligible?

You are eligible for this program if you are:

► over the age of 18

► unemployed

► not on Employment Insurance (EI) and have not established a regular EI claim in the

     last 3 years or parental EI claim in the last 5 years

► not going to school

► legally entitled to work in Canada

► living in the North Okanagan -  Vernon, Coldstream, Armstrong, Enderby, Lumby, Cherryville

Note: Maximum 12 participants per session; selection is based on need, motivation and employment readiness. All applicants must attend an Information Session and Intake Interview to be considered for the program.

How To Apply

Download the Application Form and either:

► Print and deliver it to NexusBC at 102-3201 30th Street (next door to Service BC)

► Print and fax it to 250.545.5418

► Download and 'SAVE A COPY' to your computer, fill it out, save it again and

     email it as an attachment to info@nexusbc.ca


We gratefully acknowledge our funders:

Funding provided by the Government of Canada through the
Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement.


Session Dates


July 16, 2018

Application Deadline: July 9, 2018


Class Schedule

Class runs 9am to 3pm, Monday to Friday (some exceptions apply).  Full attendance is expected of all participants.



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