Employment

Join BladeRunners

For more information on BladeRunners, please call or text us at  (250) 386-3428 or email us at jobteam@jhsvic.ca

BladeRunners is an award winning employment program which helps young people aged 15-30 obtain and sustain full-time employment in a variety of industries.  Clients in the BladeRunners program are given support and mentorship for sustainable, long-term employment. 

The program consists of 2 weeks in the classroom, job readiness and employability skills, assisted job search, followed by ongoing support and mentorship. 

Clients work with staff to achieve the following goals:

  • Provide employability and life-skills workshops
  • Safety certificates 
  • Resume and cover letter preparation 
  • Skills training

What are the Goals Of BladeRunners

  • Provide employability and life-skills workshops
  • Safety certificates and 
  • Skills training

    What Does the Program Include?

    • 2 weeks of employment skills training (Monday to Friday)
    • Completion bonus
    • Wellness support and client centred supports
    • Ongoing employment support and mentorship from a Job Coach 
    • Breakfast and lunch each day during the 2 weeks of in class training
    • On going assisted job search and support
    • Touchback sessions with a Job Coach once you’re employed 
    • Paid touch back sessions
    • Emergency First Aid WHMIS
    • Back & Ladder Safety 
    • Workplace Essential Skills 
    • Stress Busters
    • Guest Speakers from the different industries

    Additional Construction Training

    • Fall Protection 
    • Tool Belt Basics
    • Measuring Made Simple
    • Power Tools Orientation
    • Basic Hand Tool Project
    • Worksite Orientation
    • Construction Site Training Systems Certificate
    • Hearing Test

      Additional Retail/Hospitality Training

      • In-House Barista Training Coffee Roasting
      • Food Safe
      • Customer Service Skills
      • Prep Cooking Basics with The London Chef
      • Kitchen Language Skills

      Requirements

      • You are between the ages of 15-30 and  not in school
      • You are unemployed and looking for employment
      • You are a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident
      • Legally entitled to work in Canada 
      • You are seeking employment in the retail, hospitality, or construction industry
      • You are willing to commit to complete 2 weeks of employment skills training 
      • You have a hard time finding and maintaining employment

      What documents are needed to take the program?

      • Gov ID
      • SIN
      • Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Protected Persons in Canada

      Program Duration

      3 Weeks, Monday to Friday, 8:30am – 3:30pm

      For more information on BladeRunners, please call or text us at  (250) 386-3428 or email us at jobteam@jhsvic.ca

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