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ACCESS provides education and training services to Indigenous people living in Greater Vancouver.

CAREER SERVICES
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ES provides career advising, resume writing, funding for training and job search support.

BladeRunners trains at-risk youth for entry level work in the construction industry and then places them into full-time jobs.

ESAF provides skills upgrading and preparation for training and employment.

Programs Department oversees the delivery of group skills training and summer employment programs.

ACCESS Trades provides training and support for Indigenous apprentices.

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EDUCATION AND TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES
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WHAT'S NEW
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ACCESS is still open for business...virtually
WE’RE JUST DOING THINGS A BIT DIFFERENTLY

ACCESS is virtually open to meet all your employment and training needs:

- Online programs
- Job starts - i.e steel toe boots + PPE
- Safety tickets
- Career exploration
- Resume support
- Online tutoring for students
- Apprenticeship support

We are here to help!

ACCESS BladeRunners Entry Level Construction Training Program
COVID-19 UPDATE:
Classes are moving online until further notice

Are you between 19 & 30 and want to work in the construction industry? Are you looking for a career in a dynamic and growing industry? Our new online course will include:

Life Skills/Goal Setting WCB Awareness
Culturally Focused Workshops   
Back Talk 
First Aid Level 1Fall Protection 
WHMIS CertificateRespiratory Protection 
Preventing Heat StressScaffold and Ladder Safety

 

Are you between 19 & 30 and want to work in the construction industry? Are you looking for a career in a dynamic and growing industry? Our new online course will include:

Life Skills/Goal Setting WCB Awareness
Culturally Focused Workshops  
Back Talk 
First Aid Level 1Fall Protection 
WHMIS CertificateRespiratory Protection 
Preventing Heat StressScaffold and Ladder Safety

Must be able to handle physical work and be unemployed/underemployed

 

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New Programs
INDIGENOUS CADET PROGRAM

Looking for something exciting and different to do next summer? Do you have Indigenous Ancestry? You can gain paid employment experience working with the VPD in our Indigenous Cadet program. Join Team VPD!

New Programs
INDIGENOUS FOREST FIRE FIGHTER AND FORESTRY/ RESOURCE WORKER TRAINING

Fight Forest Fires.

Learn the skills you need to fight forest fires. You’ll learn safety calls, understand what factors influence fire growth, lighting up drip torches and mock burn off, helicopter safety, expectations on line during the fire, power saw operations and cutting, and more.Participants also will receive all safety certifications required to fight fires.

Fully sponsored course fees and supplies covered for eligible applicants. For Indigenous People – Status, Non-status, Métis or Inuit.

Location: 1607 E, Hastings St., Vancouver, BC

Start Date: TBA

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New Programs
BICYCLE MECHANIC PROGRAM

Become a Bicycle Mechanic.

  • 12-week Bicycle Mechanic Program
  • 18+ years old with a minimum of Grade 10
  • Fully funded course with training materials, training & transportation allowances
  • For Indigenous People - Status, Non-status, Métis or Inuit
Location: 1607 E Hastings, Vancouver, BCStart Date: TBA

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INDIGENOUS EDUCATION ASSISTANT DIPLOMA PROGRAM

Become a qualified Education Assistant and work in a high-demand field in BC.

  • Program includes 8 weeks of Essential Skills Training.Program
  • Pre-requisite: Grade 12
  • Fully sponsored program for eligible Indigenous applicants
  • Must enjoy working in a teaching environment
Location: TBA
Start Date: Fall 2020 (TBD)

 

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METAL FABRICATION FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Become an Metal Fabricator.

 

  • 8-weeks Essential Skills Upgrading
  • 23-week Metal Fabrication Foundation Program
  • 3-week Marine Fitter Endorsement
  • For Indigenous People - Status, Non-status, Métis or Inuit

Location: BCIT Campus, Burnaby, BC

Start Date: September 7, 2020

 

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ELECTRICAL FOUNDATION PROGRAM

Become an Electrician.

 

  • 8-weeks of Essential Skills ‘Alternate Pathway to Electrical’ by SkillPlan
  • 15-week foundation program at EJTC
  • 10-week paid work practicum through IBEW 213
  • For Indigenous People - Status, Non-status, Métis or Inuit
  • Fully funded program

Start Date: TBA

 

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FACES OF SUCCESS
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Skyler Alexcee

Nisga’a Nation

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Jayla Hunter

Oneida Six Nations

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Chantell Shaw

Liard Nation

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Joshua Sage Eyolfson

Walpole Island First Nation - Ojibwa /Cree /Icelandic

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