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Youth employment program offered in qathet region

BladeRunners provides skills for young people, such as for job readiness
TRAINING HAPPENING: Lift Community Services community support programs manager Jessica Colesanto displays a certificate of completion for the BladeRunners youth employment program, which provides a three-week course offering instruction for a number of skills. The course is offered free and will be running in qathet from March 4 to 22.

BladeRunners youth employment program is accepting applications for its next session, running March 4 to 22.

According to a media release, the provincially funded program, run locally by Lift Community Services, offers employment supports for qathet youth aged 15 to 30 who face multiple barriers to employment, which could include housing instability, mental health challenges, having been or is a youth in care, criminal justice involvement, incomplete high school education, or lived or living experience of substance use.

The release stated that the program provides job readiness skills, such as interview role-plays and resume building, certification such as WHMIS, first aid level 1, and serving it right, job coaching and support, workplace communication skills, life skills training and job placement opportunities.

The free training program is accepting applications from interested youth who are keen to enter the workforce and can commit to the three weeks of training. The program runs from 9 am to 3 pm daily for the duration of the course.

For more information, contact Mikayla Likar, BladeRunners facilitator, at, or phone 604.208.7166.

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