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Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to offer a specialized, no-cost Building Service Worker program to support recent immigrants experiencing difficulties securing employment.
Building Service Worker+ (BSW) is a 12-week, full-time Skills Training for Employment (STE) program that provides the classroom training, hands-on work experience, and certifications needed to secure employment in the building service field. Program graduates will have the qualifications required to secure employment as janitors, caretakers, custodians, building service workers, housekeepers, maintenance workers, or general helpers.
Each cohort has 16 seats available. Upon completion, participants will receive a VCC credential and three industry certifications: WHMIS, Pool Operator Level 1, and SuperHost.
Funding for this program is provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund.
Cohort 1: June 7 - Aug. 27, 2021
Cohort 2: Sept. 27 - Dec. 17, 2021
Cohort 3: Dec. 6, 2021 - March 11, 2022
(Schedule includes three weeks of work experience)
You may be eligible if you are:
In addition to the above eligibility requirements, applicants must have:
All tuition is covered and at no additional cost to the employer or individual participant.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, classroom training is scheduled to be delivered virtually via Zoom until further notice. Applicants must have access to a computer or a laptop with Windows 10, high speed-internet/Wi-Fi, and audio/video.
All eligible participants must attend an information session to apply for the program.
To register for the upcoming information session, please email Alena Worster at email@example.com
Alena Worster, Program Assistant