Bladerunners program comes to Parksville

It's an excellent opportunity for young people to get some useful certifications for free

  • Jan. 22, 2015 5:00 a.m.

The Career Centre is piloting BladeRunners, an award-winning, provincially-funded program for youth aged 15-30.

BladeRunners offers youth life skills and job readiness training, in order to succeed in the local job market, according to a news release from the Career Centre.

The BladeRunners program runs for six weeks, Feb. 16-March 27. Youth will spend four weeks delving into a variety of customized training opportunities, at no cost to them. Upon completion of their free training, participants will receive certification in what could include first aid, WHMIS, cashier training, FoodSafe, flagging, forklift and construction safety. In the final two weeks of the program, youth will actively participate in work experience throughout the community.

Local employers will have an opportunity to assist in the development of our future workforce as they provide mentorship and training through these work placements.

Those interested must register for and attend a free information session on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at either 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. at The Career Centre. For more information, call 250-248-3205.

— NEWS Stafff/The Career Centre