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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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: