Program options for unemployed still available

By Contributor
April 18th, 2010

The Boundary is changing – are you? Have you recently lost your job? Have your hours of work been cut back, or are you looking for a career change? At some point, everyone makes a job change whether it’s due to job loss, shortage of work or personal need for a career change.

While jobs are hard to come by in this economy, Community Futures Boundary is meeting the challenge by working with job seekers to explore options and develop a plan that will meet their employment goals.

Highly successful training programs such as the Boundary Youth Success Program designed specifically for unemployed youth (15 -30 years), and the Targeted Initiative for Older Workers program for job seekers over 50 are being offered regularly. These programs offer a variety of workshops, certificates and job search assistance in a supportive group setting. Participants attend class daily and receive a training allowance while in the program.

“We can work with you, to determine if training is the best option” says Employment Counsellor, Dennis Thome. Training programs such as the Community Development Trust Program has really been a benefit to displaced forest workers. The application process is very quick and easy and provides $5000 towards to cost of training. Individuals have one year from the time they first use their funding in which to spend it. The expiry date to use CDT tuition funding is March 31, 2011.


Thinking about self employment? Consider the Self Employment Benefits Program. This program provides supports for up to 52 weeks while individuals develop their new business. Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to explore employment options that address individual needs too.

The Economic Recovery Training Pilot Program provides training assistance to eligible persons who are not attached to Employment Insurance Benefits. This program is in effect until March 31, 2011.

These are just a few of the programs and services offered at Community Futures Boundary. With offices available in Greenwood and Grand Forks, they provide assistance and referrals to programs and services. Call today at 442-2722 or 445-6618, and book an appointment.  

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