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New options for job seekers to retrain

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By Contributor
December 12th, 2012

For people living in the Boundary region who are looking for work, there’s  some good news.

The B.C. Government has announced an increase in the tuition cap for unemployed British Columbians accessing skills training through the Employment Program of BC.

That means individuals receiving services through the Community Futures Boundary (CFB) – WorkBC Employment Services Centres located in Grand Forks and Greenwood may now be eligible for up to a maximum of $7,500 in tuition funding for skills training. Previously, tuition support was capped at $4,000.

This change in the tuition cap will give people in the Boundary Region, who are looking for work, a better opportunity to develop and upgrade their skills. CFB is committed to working with our clients to make sure they have the support and skills they need find jobs and take advantage of identified labour market needs.

The Employment Program of BC, launched in April 2012, is designed to offer a full suite of employment programs to all unemployed British Columbians, including specialized populations, while ensuring quick and easy access through a single door.  There are areas where the need for skilled workers is growing for example; health care, trades and technology.

If you’re unemployed and looking for work,  visit Community Futures Boundary – WorkBC Employment Services Centre at 1647 Central Avenue Grand Forks or 249 South Copper Street Greenwood, or look us up online at www.boundarycf.com. For a complete listing of WorkBC Employment Services Centres, visit www.WorkBCCentres.ca.

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