Renovations at the new location are almost complete

Castlegar, BC New location for Castlegar’s WorkBC Employment Services Centre set to open on Tuesday October 31st

Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) is excited to announce that the doors will be opening at their new Castlegar WorkBC Employment Services Centre location on October 31st!

“The renovations are almost complete, and we are very excited to welcome the public into our beautiful new space on October 31st” said Jocelyn Carver, Executive Director at KCDS. “It was important to us to create a space for job seekers and employers that feels welcoming and energized and I think we’ve achieved that.”

Over the past several months, KCDS has been working hard to renovate the former Kootenay Savings building, located right in the heart of downtown Castlegar  at 1016 – 4th St. The new space will provide a central location for job seekers to access tools, resources, and services that will support them to find employment. “We’re looking forward to being more accessible to our clients and visible in the community, and it’s wonderful to be part of the revitalization of the downtown core”, said Carver.

The new WorkBC Employment Services Centre will house a state of the art resource centre, new offices for employment counselling, a new training centre for group based training and workshops as well as a central meeting space.

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 is contracted with the Province of British Columbia to operate WorkBC Employment Services Centres in Castlegar and Nelson as well as itinerant services in Kaslo, Salmo and Slocan. The Employment Program of BC is funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia.