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Cap U a source for job training

Canada-B.C. Job Grant

Capilano University is working with employers to provide training opportunities for employees and job seekers in response to the government’s recent announcement of funding for training.

The new Canada-B.C. Job Grant has been established to provide employers with up to two-thirds of the cost of training employees, to a maximum government contribution of $10,000 per grant. Eligible training must meet the needs of the business and lead to a guaranteed job in B.C.  This includes, but is not limited to: essential skills training, business training and short-term certificate training.

Local businesses can access training for their employees through Continuing Studies & Executive Education open enrollment and custom-designed programs http://capilanou.ca/csee/. Eligible employees can apply for grant funding through their employer. Visit www.workbc.ca/canadabcjobgrant for more information about the grant.

In addition, the government is providing more funding for trades training to reduce waitlists for programs such as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, electricians and other high-demand jobs. Most trades or technical training programs require high school math, sciences and English, and Capilano University’s Adult Basic Education program can meet the needs of students who need to upgrade.  Students can also upgrade their computer skills in readiness for a return to school or the workplace.

For more information on how to apply for ABE or to speak to an educational advisor, call 604-885-9310 or see http://capilanou.ca/sunshine-coast/programs/Adult-Basic-Education/.

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