The provincial government is providing funding for eight eligible British Columbians to get skills training to prepare them for jobs as computer service technicians in the Okanagan.
“As B.C. moves forward into economic recovery, we’re going to see a greater demand for skilled computer service technicians around the province,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction.
“Graduates of this new project will be well prepared to find and keep good-paying jobs in the computer service industry.”
Participant recruitment is focused on Indigenous individuals, immigrants, persons with multiple barriers to employment, youth, persons with a disability and survivors of violence and/or abuse.
The province is providing more than $140,000 to the Canadian Vocational Training Centre in Kelowna to deliver skills and certification courses in its computer service technician program.
“While the demand for IT professionals remains high, we have also been seeing a significant increase in IT technician workloads, especially throughout the past year during the pandemic,” Canadian Vocational Training Centre president Cal Purcell said.
“This program ensures that there will be ready, qualified workers to meet this demand.”
Participants will receive 23 weeks of occupational and employability skills training, including Microsoft software applications, IT security, PC troubleshooting and more. They will also receive four weeks of on-the-job work experience and two weeks of followup support to assist in their job search.
For more information, contact your local WorkBC centre.
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