BUILDING FUTURES: Kootenay Career Developemant Society
Work BC Employment Service Centre

WORKING TOGETHER FOR YOU

KCDS operates WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Nelson and Castlegar.

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. WorkBC also helps employers fill jobs, find the right talent and grow their businesses. KCDS delivers WorkBC programs locally.

JOB SEEKERS

 

We help job seekers by providing programs and general support in finding work that suits them.

 

Skills Training, Certification, Job Placement, Career Counseling + More

EMPLOYERS

 

 We work with employers to find support programs and employees to help their organizations.

 

Wage Subsidy, Job Placement, Free Job Postings + More

 

WE SHARING SUCCESS

Here’s what KCDS program participants have to say:

  • “Without the JCP program we couldn’t have done many of the labour intensive and innovative pieces that have made this project such a success. The benefit to the community and to the region is tremendous. This facility is extremely welcoming and our visitor numbers increased 43% in the first year since we opened. The building really is a cornerstone to the Railtown visioning for the next 25 years. It has transformed into a community showcase. The participants who worked on this project have done amazing work that they can be proud of.”

    JCP program in action
    Tom Thompson, Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
  • “The JCP program played an integral in role in this successful project. Program financial support for a project manager and participants supported the project moving forward utilizing labour intensive and innovative processes. Participants worked on everything from demolition to construction and finishing. Many participants went on to obtain apprenticeships.”

    NDCC Railway Building
    Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce
  • “I don’t know why more people aren’t utilizing [the wage subsidy program]. It’s not administratively heavy. It helps with the learning curve. Bob was helpful and there’s not much paperwork. It’s a great program.”

    KCDS
    Shersty Motor Company
  • “Simple. The process was very easy, efficient and easy to administer once approved. The financial assistance provided by the program made it affordable to train employees to a standard that they need to be trained. Simplest reporting I’ve ever seen.”

    KCDS
    Krueckl Financial Services Inc
  • “We’ve had tremendous success with the Wage Subsidy program. It has helped our small business to invest in recruitment activities that would not otherwise be possible. Mandala really believes in hiring and purchasing local. We invested $1.4 million in the local community last year. We know we could buy online, etc – but make choice to stay local, buy local and hire local. The wage subsidy program helps us to stick to this value – and hire local!”

    Mandala Homes Team
    Mandala Homes
  • “If I am ever in need of a reliable employee who wants to work, I will definitely come back to the [wage subsidy] program. It is definitely not as complicated as one might think. It’s a great program for both employers and people wanting to work. I can’t think of why a company wouldn’t use it for the cost savings it allows to hire and train a new employee.”

    KCDS
    Cantrill Distributing Inc.

STAY IN THE LOOP:


UPCOMING EVENTS

Jul
17
Tue
Do What You Are @ Castlegar WorkBC Employment Services Centre
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – Jul 18 @ 3:00 pm

This 2 day Workshop will help you:
→ Learn what’s really important when choosing a new career path
→ Explore your interests, personality type & skills
→ Identify career options
→ Figure out your next steps

Contact KCDS for more information. Register with your Employment Counsellor.

Salmo WorkBC Employment Services @ SALMO - Salmo Community Services Office
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

WorkBC Employment Services are available in Salmo today – at Salmo Community Services Office.

Salmo

Jul
19
Thu
Slocan WorkBC Employment Services @ WE Graham Community Services Centre
Jul 19 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

WorkBC Employment Services are available in Slocan today! Find us at the WE Graham Community Services Learning Centre, 1001 Harold Street.

Slocan

Jul
24
Tue
Work By Design @ Castlegar WorkBC Employment Services Centre
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – Jul 26 @ 3:00 pm

Attend this 3 day workshop to fine tune your job search and get geared up and energized to land the right job for you!

Day 1 → Finding jobs in the 21st Century
Day 2 → Personal branding, resumes &
cover letters
Day 3 → Landing that job! Getting ready for the interview!

Contact KCDS for more information.

Jul
26
Thu
Slocan WorkBC Employment Services @ WE Graham Community Services Centre
Jul 26 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

WorkBC Employment Services are available in Slocan today! Find us at the WE Graham Community Services Learning Centre, 1001 Harold Street.

Slocan

Aug
2
Thu
Slocan WorkBC Employment Services @ WE Graham Community Services Centre
Aug 2 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

WorkBC Employment Services are available in Slocan today! Find us at the WE Graham Community Services Learning Centre, 1001 Harold Street.

Slocan

Aug
7
Tue
Kaslo WorkBC Employment Services @ Selkirk College, Kaslo Campus
Aug 7 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

WorkBC Employment Services are available in Kaslo today! Find us at Selkirk College – 421 Front Street. (Kaslo Campus)

Kaslo

Aug
8
Wed
Work That Fits @ Nelson WorkBC-KCDS Training Centre
Aug 8 @ 9:00 am – Aug 9 @ 3:00 pm

This 2 day Workshop uses the MBTI assessment that will help you:
→ Find what your personality preference is and how it
→relates to finding your ideal work environment
→ identifies work that fits you
→ helps improve your understanding of working with others

 

Contact KCDS for more information. Register with you Employment Counsellor.

Aug
9
Thu
Slocan WorkBC Employment Services @ WE Graham Community Services Centre
Aug 9 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

WorkBC Employment Services are available in Slocan today! Find us at the WE Graham Community Services Learning Centre, 1001 Harold Street.

Slocan

Aug
14
Tue
Do What You Are @ Nelson WorkBC-KCDS Training Centre
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – Aug 15 @ 3:00 pm

This 2 day Workshop will help you:
→ Learn what’s really important when choosing a new career path
→ Explore your interests, personality type & skills
→ Identify career options
→ Figure out your next steps

Contact KCDS for more information. Register with your Employment Counsellor.