New funding connects immigrants and youth to careers in dental health
Up to 30 eligible British Columbians will gain professional training and local work experience to prepare them for jobs as certified dental receptionists.
“To support the economic recovery for all British Columbians, the government is committed to investing in education and training programs across the province,” said Nicholas Simons, Minister of Social Development and Humanitarian Reduction. poverty. âI hope that the experience and skills that participants gain through this project will help them find and keep meaningful, well-paying jobs.
The province is providing more than $ 160,000 to Discovery Community College in Nanaimo to offer skills and certification courses as part of two promotions of its Dental Receptionist Certificate project. This is a new Community and Employer Partnerships (CEP) project from the Government of British Columbia. Recruitment of participants focuses on immigrants and youth.
Participants will receive 13 weeks of professional training, employability and life skills, three weeks of on-the-job work experience and two weeks of follow-up support to help them in their job search.
They will also receive certifying training, including business communications, dental terminology, patient records, dental office procedures, dental software, billing and planning, and Level 1 CPR first aid.
âThe staff at Discovery Community College are delighted to be working with the Department of Social Development and Poverty Reduction to deliver this employment project to Nanaimo,â said Desiree King, Manager of Community Partnerships, Discovery Community College. âWe are happy to provide training and work experience in conjunction with our employer partners and to create long-term career opportunities for those seeking an exciting and rewarding career. “
Funding for this project is provided through the Project-Based Labor Market Training component of WorkBC’s CEP. Investments are targeted on projects that support an inclusive economic recovery. CEP supports the training and work experience of BC job seekers leading to employment in available jobs and helps businesses and communities meet the challenges of the labor market. CEP invests $ 15 million annually in communities across British Columbia
âInvesting in people and skills training increases job opportunities and helps workplaces fill needed positions right here in Nanaimo,â said Sheila Malcolmson, Member of Parliament for Nanaimo. “I am pleased that this program’s focus on young and new Canadians will allow more people to gain valuable work experience and build rewarding careers to support themselves and those of their families. their family.
Full-time group class and virtual learning for the first class of this project begins October 4, 2021. Project activities run until February 11, 2022. Anyone interested in learning more about this project or other CEP projects can contact their local representative. WorkBC Center.
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