DIVERSEcity Employment Services e-Newsletter (May 27, 2015)

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Date(s) - 27/05/2015 - 02/06/2015
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DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society


PILOT Workshop for Immigrant Job Seekers

Accepting referrals from all WorkBC Employment Services Centres.

This PILOT is designed for:
 

  • Immigrant job seekers whose mother tongue is Hindi and/or Punjabi
  • Whose English is at Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) level 3-4
Workshops will be facilitated in English, Hindi and Punjabi to a small group of five clients.

Date: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12, 2015
Time: 10 am-3 pm
Location: DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society
13455 – 76 Avenue, Surrey, V3W 2W3

For more information regarding price & referral process, please contact:
 

Susan Liu Woronko,

Manager of Employment Services

604-547-2004 or via email sworonko@dcrs.ca

Forever 21

How Two Penniless Korean Immigrants Launched an Apparel Empire Now Worth Billions

This is a story of success. This is the unbelievable rags-to-riches story of how Do Won “Don” Chang and his wife, Jin Sook, immigrated from Korea to California with nearly nothing, how Chang had to hold down three demeaning jobs at the same time to support his family, and how they opened up their first fashion-forward store, which, three decades later, has become a coveted international brand with 600 stores in the U.S. and overseas bringing in around $4.4 billion in sales each year…

Read more at: http://nextshark.com/forever-21-how-two-penniless-korean-immigrants-launched-an-apparel-empire-now-worth-billions/

Barista Youth Training Program

The BladeRunners Baristas Training Program has been recognized as winner of the BC Career Development Award of Excellence 2004.  Furthermore, the Baristas Program was recognized as an example of best practice in youth employment programming by the BC Chamber of Commerce Critical Skills Taskforce, and at the Roundtable on Best Practices in Career Development sponsored by the BC Career Information Partnership and the BC Chamber of Commerce.
 

The BladeRunners Baristas Training Program has been recognized as winner of the BC Career Development Award of Excellence 2004.  Furthermore, the Baristas Program was recognized as an example of best practice in youth employment programming by the BC Chamber of Commerce Critical Skills Taskforce, and at the Roundtable on Best Practices in Career Development sponsored by the BC Career Information Partnership and the BC Chamber of Commerce.

 

Vancouver Information Session for Baristas is Thursday, June 11th from 11am-12pm at Vancouver Midtown ESC, 110 East 3rd Avenue, Vancouver, BC.

Surrey Information Session is Tuesday, June 2nd from 11am-12pm at Fleetwood/Guildford ESC, #202-10334 152A Street, Surrey, BC.   
 

Please send your application, resume and cover letter to: baristas@pcrs.ca or fax to: 604-951-4808.

 

Governments of Canada and British Columbia celebrate success of Canada Job Grant

May 20, 2015– Vancouver, British Columbia – Employment and Social Development Canada

The governments of Canada and British Columbia will provide over $582,000 in Canada Job Grant funding to Seaspan Shipyards to help 260 workers gain shipbuilding skills. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Alice Wong, Minister of State (Seniors) and Member of Parliament for Richmond, on behalf of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development; along with the Honourable Shirley Bond, British Columbia Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour; and Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver.

For more information, please follow the link below:
http://www.newswire.ca/en/story/1540149/governments-of-canada-and-british-columbia-celebrate-success-of-canada-job-grant

Residential construction faces a labour crunch

By Journal of Commerce, Lindsey Cole, May 14, 2015

Canada’s residential construction industry is not immune to a looming retirement situation, with more than 129,000 new skilled workers needed over the next decade.

This was one of the findings presented in the first-ever residential construction labour market information report released by BuildForce Canada in collaboration with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA).

The new report states more workers are needed because the nation’s home renovation industry continues to grow, new construction is holding steady and the aging workforce is set to retire.

Read more at: http://journalofcommerce.com/Labour/News/2015/5/Residential-construction-faces-a-labour-crunch-1007667W/

 

Putting language skills to work in Canada

[Video] Being bilingual: Putting language skills to work in Canada

A discussion on the competitive advantages for jobseekers of being bilingual in Canada’s official languages, which regions have the most demand for bilingual candidates and which careers often require bilingual workers.

 

 

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If you have any questions regarding this e-news letter, please contact:
Susan Liu Woronko | Manager of Employment Services
#13455 76 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 2W3
T: 604-547-2004  

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