Open house at Skills Centre next week

The Skills Centre in Trail is holding an open house on Nov. 27 to show off its recently renovated facilities

The Skills Centre in Trail is holding an open house on Nov. 27 to show off its recently renovated facilities and introduce the public to staff and new services available with its designation as a WorkBC Employment Services Centre.

As of April of this year the Skills Centre has been awarded the contract through the Employment Program of BC (EPBC) to include the variety of employment services it has been offering since 1997 along with programs offered by several community partners. The creation of the EPBC WorkBC service centres coordinates a variety of related programs, amalgamating them as a one-stop service.

Now included under the WorkBC banner at the Skills Centre, along with its existing employments services are assessment and referrals to the Career Development Services employment program for individuals facing significant barriers to employment, the Community Futures Self Employment Program, and the Trail FAIR Society’s Bridging program for women survivors of abuse.

The Skills Centre staff and a number of  provincial government representatives will be on hand Tuesday to greet the public and explain the changes in services offered to job searchers and interested individuals in the Greater Trail area.