Career, Employment and Education Resources

Job Club drop in is on Tuesdays from 1 pm - 4 pm and Friday's 9:30 am - 11:30 am.

The Career, Employment and Education Resources (CEER) division provides a communications area for clients to contact potential employers.

 Employment programs include one full year of follow-up services that provide clients with a message centre, resume updates, local faxing service, community job search, and consultations with program instructors.

There is also an Urban Training Program that may offer clients funding for training costs or wage subsidies. 

 

Other services include a number of short-term education and training programs such as basic computer instruction, first aid, and a variety of employment related training opportunities.

  

Vocational Consultant 

The role of this position is to work with clients to provide employment and labor market assessments, counselling and career planning, information on skill training, advocacy and referrals to other VNFC and community services.

These services are offered in a supportive atmosphere to help clients achieve employment goals and to foster a sense of focus and self-confidence in order to compete in the labor market successfully.

 

Self assessments, exploring your skills, interests, personality traits

Job search—the hidden job market, job maintenance

Job fairs/hiring fairs

Skills development ie. Food Safe & First Aid

Resume writing

Cover letters

Interview preparation

Use of Computer for job search  

Job Search Forms (printable):

 

Return to Work Action Plan

 CEER Return to Work Action Plan (39.5 KB)

 

Resume Information Form

 Word Form - Edit Enabled 

PDF Form 

 

Other Programs

Entrepreneur's Handbook

The VNFC Indigenous Entrepreneur's Resource Handbook is an important handbook for anyone interested in funding their business.

From start-ups to established businesses and across all business types, the Handbook details Indigenous, traditional and non-traditional funders, their programs, and their contact information. As well, the Handbook lists other entrepreneur resources including databases, web search engines and Indigenous organizations useful to many businesspeople.

 

Artists Handbook

VNFC Indigenous Artists Workshop Resource Handbook

 

Pre-employment

Life Skills through traditional education i.e. arts & crafts, Cowichan knitting, light con­versations on the importance of working and learning for life and/or traditional lec­ture classes.

The Vocational Consultant provides information regarding student loans, bursaries and scholarships, and necessary support for completion or success of the student’s chosen area of interest and study.

The program will focus on four main areas: Career Development, Personal Skills Devel­opment, Innovative Work Search Strategies, and Learning Skills.

Woven throughout the program will be a cultural component to reflect Aboriginal perspectives and experience.

 

Camosun College, Indigenous Programs – Aboriginal Basic Upgrading

The Victoria Native Friendship Centre (VNFC), is in partnership with Camosun College; Native Adult Basic Education (upgrading) is avail­able from September—April. 

 

Contact Information:

Camosun College Upgrading 

 

Financial assistance for the registra­tion fees is available through VNFC and Camosun College.

 

EN'OWKIN CENTRE - National Aboriginal Professional Artist Training Program

 

 

Contact Us

Career, Employment & Education Resources Team:

Phone: 250.384.3211
Fax: 250.384.1586

Click here to download the PDF brochure.



"We strive to improve the well being of Urban Aboriginal people by providing services to strengthen & promote self sufficient individuals, families and communities.