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Employment Skills and Support

Unemployed? The Employment Skills and Support Program could be the next step.

VIU is offering a training programs that is specifically selected to help unemployed, non-Employment Insurance clients and low skilled individuals requiring skills-upgrading to gain or improve employment.


Program of Study

Fully funded seats through the Employment Skills and Support Program are available for the following program to be held in Nanaimo in February 2016 and Powell River in March 2016:


Building Service WorkerBuilding Service Worker

The primary focus of the program is learning and practicing the specific skills required for building service workers (including WHMIS and OFA). In addition, the program supports student success through the Foundation Skills Training course that will orient participants to the building service industry.  

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This program will cover all tuition and books for students that meet the eligibility criteria of the program, namely the person:


Cannot be on EI or attached to EI in the past three years for a regular claim or past five years for a Maternity/Parental claim.


How to Register


Contact Us

VIU Client Coordinator Telephone: (250) 740-6163 or (250) 740-6579 or (250) 740-6655