Encore Employment Project Launches in Squamish

December 2008

Training Innovations is pleased to present Encore - 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 six-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 first session starts January 26, 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


Sea to Sky Employment Resource Centre in Whistler NOW OPEN!

October 2008

Training Innovations is happy to announce the opening of the Sea to Sky Employment Resource Centre in Whistler! Visit our new Whistler office located at:

204-1200 Alpha Lake Road
Whistler, BC V0N 1B1

Services are available Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Drop in or call for an appointment at 604-932-1600 or toll-free 1-877-932-1611.

Sea to Sky Employment Resource Centre in Whistler Opening Soon!

October 2008

Training Innovations is pleased to announce the opening of the Sea to Sky Employment Resource Centre in Whistler on Monday, October 20, 2008. Sponsored by Service Canada, the Employment Resource Centre offers no-cost employment counselling and a drop in resource centre for unemployed and part-time workers. 

The Employment Resource Centre provides a professional, welcoming environment for job seekers. The work resource centre features four computer stations with high-speed Internet access, telephone, fax, local job postings, labour market information, and a career library. Two Career Strategists are available for individual consultations, providing one-on-one assistance with career planning and job search. They can also assist individuals in applying to the Self-Employment program or accessing training funds through Service Canada.

Careers in Winter Tourism Event – October 15, 2008

October 2008

Training Innovations and the BC Labour Market Report are pleased to present Careers in Winter Tourism at the Michael J. Fox Theatre on October 15, 2008.

This panel presentation is a unique opportunity for job seekers and career practitioners to get an inside look at this growing sector. Join us for a discussion with employers and industry leaders from the tourism and hospitality sector. Topics to be discussed include: job opportunities, in-demand positions, the impact of the 2010 Olympics, and the diversity of careers available in the sector.

There is no cost for this event and no registration is required.


Improved Services in Whistler

August 2008

Training Innovations is pleased to announce that we will be expanding our services in the Sea to Sky Corridor by opening a small office in Whistler. Over the past year we have been experiencing increased demand for employment services in the Corridor. We have recently come to agreement with Service Canada to expand our existing Howe Sound ERC contract and are planning to open a new office in the fall. We will continue offering outreach services on a weekly basis in Whistler until the center is open. Training Innovations has operated the Howe Sound Employment Centre in Squamish since 2001 and are excited to be able to offer improved access to individuals living in Whistler, Pemberton, Mount Currie and D'Arcy.

For more information please contact Tina Strehlke, Director of Communications at 604-298-4757 ext. 274.