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Immigrant Trades Training Initiative (ITTI)

Client Profile: Kashmir

Kashmir Hundal passed his electrical Red Seal Certificate on July 6, 2014 with an 84% score!

After arriving in Canada in 2008, Kashmir started working as an Electrical Helper for his uncle, who owns OJ Electric Ltd, an electrical company.
He also attended the Sprott-Shaw Community College to attain a Bachelor Degree of Business Administration, specializing in Accounting.
Kashmir would like to combine his technical knowledge and business training, and dreams of running his own company one day. But he does not have the Red Seal, a Canadian trades designation that allows an individual to practice a trade anywhere in Canada.

Kashmir came to the Immigrant Trades Training Initiative (ITTI) program at DIVERSEcity, and attained the funding he required for the Red Seal Refresher course at the Blue Star Learning Centre. He passed the exam with flying colour upon his first attempt.

At this time, Kashmir is still working with his uncle, and is continuing to gain a lot of experience in the electrical field.

Kashmir believes that he is well on his way to success, and has many ideas for a great future!

About the Immigrant Trades Training Initiative (ITTI) Program:

The Immigrants Trade Training Initiative (ITTI) program is designed to help immigrants achieve employment in the trades’ professions in their chosen field.Through ITTI, new immigrants are able to gain labour market information and be informed on Canadian certification processes as well as Industry Training Authority (ITA) apprenticeship and Red Seal certification rules and procedures.

The program has ongoing intakes and provides monthly workshops that cover employment related subjects. The program focuses on preparing and educating immigrants on qualifications required to gain Canadian work experience. This may involve assessment of training and education needs, what financial supports are required, and defining previous work experience and level of language skills.

For more information about the ITTI program, please contact Peter Sajgalik at 604-547-2031 or via email psajgalik@dcrs.ca

Newcomer Education Series
Kwantlent Polytechnic University (KPU)

Kwantlen Polytechnic University has developed a new information series for newcomers to Canada. It is called the Newcomer Education Series and is a free monthly info session for newcomers to BC and settlement workers to learn about how the post-secondary system works in BC and Canada. NES is a great follow up to the Intro to Post Secondary presentation we offer to the community or just on its own.
The program is open to everyone: new immigrants, Canadian citizens, refugees, parents of high-school students, community and settlement workers – anyone who wants a better idea of how to access post-secondary education. 
The first hour of the session talks about what post-secondary looks like in BC (what a major is, what a degree is, how students can access financial aid, how to sign up for university, how much does university cost etc.) The second hour is a more specific info session on a certain topic such as CALP programs in your community, what is the English Language Studies program like at Kwantlen and more. 
Participants must register online to attend: 
Sessions will take place at the Surrey campus:

·   Monday, May 25th (special topic: Free community adult literacy programs in the region) 
·   Monday, June 29th (special topic: TBC)
·   Monday, July 27th (special topic: TBC)
·   Monday, August 31 (special topic: TBC)

When: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Where: Surrey Main Building, Surrey Campus of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, in Room 2801
1266 - 72 Ave Surrey, BC

Youth Entrepreneurship Program

Paladin Security is Hiring!

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