Workshops

Career workshops can help you with your career planning and work search. Here are some of the workshops we offer:

Contact Us about Workshops

Resume Essentials

A well-crafted resume:

  • reflects your skills, knowledge, and education
  • matches them to the job you are seeking

Learn how to develop a resume that gets you the job interview.

Cover Letters

Cover letters should be specific to each job you apply for. Learn how to write cover letters that will make you stand out.

Interview Skills

Be ready for your next job interview! This workshop shows you how to:

  • prepare in advance
  • answer questions during the interview
  • follow up afterward

Informational Interviews

What is an informational interview? Why is it a great information-gathering activity? How do you go about getting one?

Informational interviews can help you:

  • gather information to focus your job search
  • identify transferable skills
  • make career decisions
  • set your career direction

You will work on your own interview questions and telephone script. Learn all the information and tools you need to conduct successful informational interviews.

Strategies for Finding Work

Are you getting the results you want from your job search? If not, this workshop is for you!

We will discuss:

  • why you should know what you want to do
  • which job search techniques will help you land that next job

You’ll also learn:

  • what an active versus a passive job search is
  • how employers prefer to hire
  • how to network
  • how to arrange an informational interview
  • what telephone strategies to use
  • how to track the jobs you have applied for

Trades Workshop

Learn from a Journeyman Instructor who currently works up north:

  • how to target your resume
  • networking strategies for a job in the oil and gas industry

This workshop includes training in:

  • Construction Safety Training System (CSTS)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • First Aid
  • H2S Alive – so you’re aware of the properties and dangers of hydrogen sulfide gas

Contact us to find out if you’re eligible.

NEW: Forest Operator Training

Program Dates: October 7, 2019 – March 13, 2020

The Forest Operator-Faller Training program is tuition-free and designed to provide eligible participants with hands-on experience and vocational training in the forest industry. The program will include employability and occupational skills training, including

  • forest sector training
  • professional development
  • initial 30-day new faller training
  • on-the-job work experience

To apply for this tuition-free program, you must:

  • meet the definition of an Employment Insurance (EI) client
  • be eligible for WorkBC Case Management and be referred by a WorkBC Employment Coach
  • have a valid driver’s licence

This full-time 21-week program runs at Okanagan College in Penticton.

For more information or to verify your eligibility for this program, please contact us

Link to Flyer

NEW: Professional Driver Training Program (Class 1)

18-week program begins October 21, 2019

Taylor Pro Training Ltd., in partnership with WorkBC, is offering a Class 1 Professional Driver Training Program.

Program includes:

  • essential skills
  • airbrakes theory
  • truck theory
  • active truck observation
  • behind-the-wheel training
  • certification courses
  • work experience
  • follow-up and job search

You will receive work experience and job placement assistance. Course prerequisites: 19 years of age with Class 5 licence.

For more information or to verify your eligibility for this program, please contact us

Link to Flyer

NEW: Professional Log Truck Driver

Program Dates:

Salmon Arm: October 21, 2019 – May 1, 2020

Oliver: November 4, 2019 – May 15, 2020

The Professional Log Truck Driver program is a competency-based program designed to improve the safety performance and professionalism of log truck drivers, and to train Class 1 drivers to haul logs and drive on resource roads.

Students take part in 10 weeks of theory and classroom training, followed by six weeks of hands-on, practical log truck driver training. The BC Forest Safety Council will assess students before they begin the 10-week work experience.

To apply for this program, you must:

  • meet the definition of an Employment Insurance (EI) client
  • be eligible for WorkBC Case Management and be referred by a WorkBC Employment Coach
  • have a valid driver’s licence

This full-time 21-week program runs at Okanagan College in Penticton.

For more information or to verify your eligibility for this program, please contact us

Link to Flyer

Notice

In response to the provincial state of emergency declared by the BC Government, our WorkBC Centres have been closed to the public, effective immediately.

While this is a difficult time for many people, we are pleased to announce that we will be providing services virtually. This is being done via phone appointments, email & social media communication.

For further information, please contact us at:

info-summerland@workbc.ca