Workforce Development Partner Resources

Thank you for your interest in partnering with CNC Community & Continuing Education to explore the best design of an education program for your future employees. 

Program objectives, choice of courses and certificate training, selection criteria, and design of courses can all be determined in collaboration with partners, you! Our goal is to choose participants that have the potential to be a fit with your organization, and to provide participants with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to be a valuable member of your team.

Ways in which your organization can get involved to help achieve this goal include:

  • providing referrals for participants; assisting with recruitment and intake,
  • providing and supervising work experience, mentorship, and/or practicums for participants;
  • identifying employment opportunities for participants post-training,
  • providing expert advice and involvement in the design of training curriculum and competencies,
  • providing orientation to an employer's type of work or workplace.

Currently we are looking for partnerships for the Skilled Labourer Program. A full-time, ten-week program that will introduce and prepare young adults ages 18-24 for a variety of exciting roles in the construction and manufacturing industries. The program will include industry certifications, occupational skills, job placement or practicum experience, an essential skills component and job readiness throughout the program.

Skilled Labourer Program

Program Goal

To help underemployed and unemployed youth (age 18-24) gain the skills needed to obtain sustainable employment.


Participant selection criteria will be determined in collaboration with program partners. There will be seats for 14 participants in Prince George, 12 in Quesnel and 8 in Burns Lake and an opportunity for one student from each campus to be awarded a seat in a Foundation Trade program.

Foundations Trades Program

One individual from each cohort in the program will be sponsored into a Foundation Trade program at CNC.

Program Content

Technical Training

Basic carpentry and construction skills using content from Skilled Trades BC Construction Craft Worker curriculum.

Core Industry Certificates

Core Certificate courses will be completed by all program participants in a given program at a given campus and may include:

  • Confined Space
  • Construction Safety Training Systems
  • Fall Protection
  • H2S Alive
  • Occupational First Aid Level 1
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Rigging & Lifting
  • Risk Assessment
  • Transportation Endorsement
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)
Elective Certifications

Elective courses will be determined based on the employer needs, and could include:

  • Aerial Boom Lift
  • Chainsaw Basics
  • Building Service Worker Level 1
  • Petroleum Safety Training
  • S100 Fire Suppression
  • Scaffold Awareness and Inspection
  • Forklift Training
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Spill Response
Job Readiness

This course will provide participants the opportunity to map out an employment path using resources available through their network, the community, and online. Participants gain an understanding of how their education relates to a career and long-term success, and how to advance their education and career potential. Within this course, participants will work on resumes, cover letters, and interview skills.

Essential Skills

This course will provide participants the opportunity to work on their essential skills using personalized assessments and resources. Essential skills include; reading, writing, document use, numeracy, computer use/digital skills, thinking, oral communication, and working with others.

Work Placement/Practicum

Employment/wage subsidies can be provided with program funding (the funding is set up to provide approximately half the participants wages for up to two months.) Details to be agreed upon by CNC and employer.