Bridging to Employment

Some of our past participants have said, they came to the Bridging Group as strangers and left with a new family.

OUR MISSION

Our program's mission is to empower and install positive life-long changes through culture, values, and strength through the incorporation of indigenous learning modalities to our tried and true curriculum.

GOAL OF THE PROGRAM

An important component of the program is to enhance and strengthen personal development , First Nations identify, self-esteem and daily living skills.

OUR SERVICES

  • Creating resumes and cover letters
  • Interview skills
  • Public speaking skills
  • Strengths identification
  • Certification: First Aid with CPR, WHMIS, Food Safe, Serving It Right, Introduction to Computers,
  • Financial Literacy and First Host
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Self-esteem Building
  • Money Management
  • Basic Communication
  • Job Readiness
  • One week On-The-Job Placement
  • Values, practices and beliefs of the Carrier Sekani Nations
  • Work placements
  • Post Secondary and upgrading orientation
  • We provide personality profiling
  • Career decision-making support
  • Labor market research skills
  • Options for further training

OUR CLIENTS

It is open to men and women of the Prince George community who are 16 years of age or older, and are unemployed, under-employed, or looking for more education and skills.  In Burns Lake, it is open to both men and women and surrounding area, who are 19 years of age or older, and identify as First Nations.

THE PROGRAM

The program is designed to help participants overcome their barriers to furthering their education and skills.  We couple best practices in life skills and employment education with cultural teachings in a supportive classroom setting.  Participants then build from this foundation toward employability, education and training.

In Prince George, the program is 9 weeks, free of charge and offered 3 times per year.  In Burns Lake, the program is 10 weeks, free of charge and offered 4 times per year since 2000, the Prince George Bridging to Employment program has helped hundred of unemployed or underemployed individuals build the skills they need to find employment in areas that match their strengths and interests. 

REFERRAL PROCESS

Prince George

You can apply to this program in two different ways: Download an application form by clicking here or pick one up at the Carrier Sekani Family Services main office at 987-4th Avenue.  Fill out the form and return it to the office at 1145-2nd Avenue or fax it.  

Burns Lake

You can apply to this program in two different ways: Download an application by clicking here, or pick one up at the Carrier Sekani Family Services office at 492 Highway 16 West (side entrance).  Fill out the form and return it to the office or fax it.  

CONTACT INFORMATION

Prince George Office

1145-2nd Avenue
Prince George, BC
V2L 3H7


Telephone: 250-563-5530
Fax: 250-562-2272  
Email: www.csfs.org/files/bridging.php 
 
Burns Lake Office

492 Highway 16 West (side entrance)
Burns Lake, BC
V0J 1E1


Telephone: 250-692-3586                                                                                                              
Fax: 250-692-2389
Emai: SWurtak@csfs.org 


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