Industry Focus: Green Careers Panel Discussion

August 2009

The Burnaby Employment Resource Centre and the BC Labour Market Report present:

Green Careers: Panel discussion about a sector with growth!
Thursday, October 1st, 2009, 1.00 - 3.00 pm
Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Ave. Burnaby, BC
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Join us to learn more about career opportunities in the clean technology sector, energy conservation, life sciences, natural resources, environmental consulting, and many more.

Click here for more information on the event

Career e-Volutions introduces new Express online workshops

July 2009

We are pleased to announce an addition to the successful Career e-Volutions online program. We are now offering two new express workshops designed to meet client needs in a timely and targeted way.

The Career e-Volutions Express workshops are targeted to specific client situations and are 2-weeks long.

Target Training workshop helps clients compare their self assessment and skills profile with their career ideas to determine personal fit. They also consider labour market demand and readiness to become a student, specifically within the context of Skills Development parameters. Participants will either verify their career and training choice or identify more suitable options. Activities include the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, labour market research summary, information interviewing and school research comparison.

For more information, click here.

Target Work workshop assists clients to explore options related to their transferable skills, work needs and labour market realities. Participants will identify work targets and begin customizing their job search approach.

For more information, click here.


Encore Employment Project Extends Service Delivery in Squamish

April 2009

Training Innovations is pleased to announce the extension of the Encore Employment Project in Squamish. Encore is an initiative designed to help older workers develop in-demand skills and put their experience to work in the Sea to Sky Corridor. Sponsored by Service Canada and the Province of B.C., Encore offers nine-weeks of skills training, individual employment counselling, online workshops, and behind-the-scenes company tours to eligible participants. The program also offers services to help employers recruit and retain older workers.

The next session starts on June 1, 2009 and Training Innovations is actively recruiting unemployed participants ages of 50+ as well as "age friendly" employers that are interested in becoming workplace mentors for participants.
To learn more about this initiative, please contact:

Maria Starosta
Project Manager, Encore Employment Project
604-298-4757 or toll-free 1-866-298-4757

Denise Jimmo
Career Services Manager, Sea to Sky ERC
604-815-4550 or toll-free 1-888-882-2238


Careers in Government and Public Service: A panel discussion

April 2009

The Burnaby Employment Resource Centre and the BC Labour Market Report present:
Careers in Government & Public Service
Wednesday, May 13th, 2009
1.00 - 3.00 pm
Michael J. Fox Theatre

This Panel Discussion will bring together managers and recruitment experts to present their perspectives on federal, provincial and civic jobs. Specific topics may include:

* In-demand positions
* Hiring process
* Benefits and challenges of working for the government and public service
* How to get started and advance your career

Join us to get the experts' perspective on working for the government and in public service!

Admission is free. To register, call 604.298.4757, ext. 245 or e-mail

Careers in Healthcare - March 11, 2009

February 2009

Get an inside look at the emerging career opportunities in healthcare!

Presented by The Burnaby Employment Resource Centre and the BC Labour Market Report:

Join us at this panel discussion on Healthcare Careers with leaders from the healthcare industry. ‘Careers in Healthcare' will provide students, the general public, educators, and career professionals the opportunity to hear from leaders in the health care industry. Topics include job opportunities, employment benefits, challenges facing the industry, certification and training requirements, in-demand positions and the variety of careers available.

Event Details
Admission: Free
Date: Wednesday March 11th, 2009
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Location: Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 MacPherson Avenue, Burnaby
No Pre-registration required

For more details call 604-298-4757 ext. 259, or email: