Join BladeRunners

BladeRunners is an award-winning, free, employment readiness program and one of the most successful youth employment programs in BC. The program consists of two weeks in the classroom, followed by one week of assisted job search. Clients can choose from either construction or hospitality. 

Clients in BladeRunners are given support and mentorship for sustainable, long-term employment. The program provides job readiness and employability skills, assisted job search, ongoing support and mentorship. In addition to a $200 completion bonus, breakfast and lunch are provided each day, along with bus tickets to enable program participation.

Clients work with BladeRunners staff to achieve the following goals:

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

    What are the Goals of BladeRunners?

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

      What Does the Program Include?

      • Occupational First Aid Level 1
      • WHMIS
      • Back and Ladder Safety
      • Job Search and Goal Setting Workshops
      • Employment Plans
      • Resume and Cover Letter Development
      • Workplace Communication Skills
      • Interview Skills

        Additional Construction Training

        • Fall Protection
        • Tool Belt Basics
        • Forklift Training

          Additional Hospitality Training

          • In-House Barista Training
          • Customer Service Skills
          • FoodSafe


          • Be between 16 – 30 years old
          • Not collecting Employment Insurance
          • Not attending school full-time

          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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