Struggling to find meaningful employment?
Here’s an opportunity for a fresh start. 

  Tuition-free training 

  Books and materials provided 

  Weekly allowance for attendance 

  Work placement included 

  Career ready within 12- 16 weeks 

 Do I Qualify?

You may qualify for the program if you are:

  • unemployed, precariously employed or experiencing multiple barriers to employment.
  • legally entitled to work in Canada.
  • living in British Columbia at the time of training.
  • not a current student (high school or post-secondary).
  • not participating in another provincially or federally funded labour market program at the time of training.

Are you facing two or more barriers to employment?

  • housing instability
  • recovering from addiction
  • prior criminal justice involvement
  • mental health challenges
  • lack of recent and/or Canadian work experience
  • lack of basic employment skills
  • limited literacy, financial literacy, or digital literacy skills
  • limited English language skills
  • having less than a Grade 12 education
  • being a(n): Visible Minority, Recent Immigrant, Refugee; or Young Adult at Risk; or Older Worker; or Survivor of Violence and/or Abuse; or Person with Disabilities.

Programs Available:

    Community Ambassadors in Tourism and Hospitality

    Program Length: 12 Weeks
    Campus Locations: Burns Lake, Fort St. James, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof

     

    Join the Tourism & Hospitality Industry.

    BC has projected more than 1000 entry-level job openings in tourism and hospitality within our region over the next ten years.

    The Community Ambassadors in Tourism and Hospitality Program will prepare you for a variety of roles in the fast-growing tourism and hospitality sector in the north.

    Industry certificates may include:

    • Occupational First Aid Level 1
    • Safer Spaces
    • SuperHost
    • WHMIS
    • Food Safe
    • Serving It Right
    • Building Service Worker Level 1 & 2

     

    At the end of your classroom training, you will participate in a practicum with a local employer in the tourism and hospitality industry. 

     

    Upcoming Intakes

    Campus Location Start Month
    Vanderhoof February 2024
    Mackenzie March 2024
    Fort St. James April 2024
    Prince George April 2024
    Burns Lake September 2024

    Skilled Worker Access Program

    Program Length: 16 Weeks
    Campus Locations: Burns Lake, Mackenzie, Prince George, Quesnel, Vanderhoof

     

    Join the Skilled Trades Industry.

    The need for skilled tradespeople in Northern B.C. is increasing, along with exciting, well-paid, employment opportunities. In fact, residential building construction is one of the “top ten industries” in the Nechako.

    This program will give you a variety of skills training options to help you get started in the skilled labour industry.

    Industry certificates may include:

    • Aerial Boom Lift
    • Confined Space
    • Forklift
    • SuperHost
    • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
    • Building Service Worker Level 1
    • Construction Safety Training Systems
    • Occupational First Aid Level 1
    • Traffic Control
    • WHMIS
    • Chainsaw Safety
    • Fall Protection
    • Rigging and Lifting
    • Transportation Endorsement
    • S100 Fire Suppression
    • S185 Fire Entrapment
     
     
    At the end of your training, you will participate in a work placement with a local employer in the trades industry.

    Upcoming Intakes

    Campus Location Start Month
     Quesnel  April 2024
     Burns Lake  April 2024
     Mackenzie  August 2024 
     Prince George  September 2024
     Vanderhoof  September 2024


     

    Apply Now

    Step 1: Submit an Application Form

    Apply for your program of interest by completing the application form on this page.

    Step 2: We'll get in touch

    You will be notified by your campus of choice about the next steps in the application process. 

    Step 3:  Await Confirmation of Registration

    Once you are determined eligible for your program of interest, we will contact you with your confirmation of registration. 

    Application Form


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    These programs align with the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills Service Plan to build an inclusive workforce by bringing more people into the workforce who have historically been left behind. CNC is committed to working with the Ministry, communities, First Nations, employers and industry partners to build a StrongerBC through post-secondary education and skills training.

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