Career Planning Resources

Accelerate Okanagan

Accelerate Okanagan Webpage

Accelerate Okanagan provides mentorship and coaching for startups and growth-stage companies. Each stage of the entrepreneurial process demands a different set of tools and we are constantly iterating to meet these needs.

Together we are growing a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem that will inspire innovation and transform our community.

Community Futures

Community Futures Webpage

For over 30 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized services to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic.

Employ Youth Webpage

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Employ is a 12 week Youth Employability Skills Training Program.  The first 4 weeks include paid training which consists of a discussion-based workshop during which you will earn a variety of certificates and learn valuable skills for the workplace.  During the following 8 weeks, participants are supported in finding and maintaining employment. Our goal is to find suitable work that continues beyond the 12 Week Employ Program.

Fresh Trax Webpage

A Business Launching Pad for Youth

If the traditional career path isn’t for you or if you’re feeling stuck, explore self-employment through the Fresh Trax entrepreneur program.

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Edge Factor

Edge Factor Webpage

Edge Factor empowers communities to tackle workforce development, inspire students, reach parents, and build relationships between local companies, schools, and families. We equip K-12 and postsecondary schools, businesses, workforce development organizations, and families with e-learning tools to showcase industries and careers, teach soft skills, show how STEAM comes alive in the real world, and highlight local training and career opportunities.

ITA Youth

ITA Youth Webpage

Build Your Future in Trades! ITA Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.

Nexus BC

Nexus BC Webpage

NexusBC Community Resource Centre is a purpose-driven organization. This purpose drives our leaders and inspires our employees. It is our bold affirmation of why we do what we do.

  • To relieve conditions associated with aging by providing personal care and assistance to seniors.
  • To relieve conditions associated with poverty, lack of education, and disability by providing resources to access community services such as food banks, affordable clothing, affordable housing, and government benefits to individuals who experience socioeconomic, educational and/or mental health barriers.
  • To advance education by developing and implementing training programs that provide employment-related skills to those unemployed and underemployed.
  • To advance education by providing training to volunteers and connecting them to charitable organizations.

Okanagan College

Skills BC

Skills BC Webpage

Skills Canada BC helps prepare British Columbia’s youth for the highly skilled economy of tomorrow through competitions, in-school programs, online challenges, and young women’s conferences.

WorkBC

WorkBC Webpage

 

WorkBC Youth Webpage

WorkBC is the provincial government’s access point to the world of work in British Columbia. It was created with one key goal – to help all British Columbians to successfully navigate B.C.’s labour market.

WorkBC helps people find jobs, explore career options and improve their skills. We also help employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses.

Other people who regularly use WorkBC products and services include parents, teachers, career and employment counsellors, human resources professionals, researchers and decision-makers.

In addition to a wealth of practical information, WorkBC offers:

  • The most comprehensive database of B.C. job postings.
  • Career tools that bring occupations to life.
  • A blog featuring trends, job-search tips, employment programs and more.
  • An interactive map of WorkBC Employment Services Centres across the province.
  • Live chat for instant help with using the website and finding information.

Career Education K - 9 Curriculum

Career Life Experiences (CLE11)

Career Life Connections (CLC12)

Applied Design, Skills Technologies (ADST) K-12

Work Experience (WEX12A and WEX12B)