JETS (Jumpstart Employment, Training & Skills) is a paid, 7-week pre-employment program for people ages 15 to 30. Participants are paid a living allowance based on minimum wage during the 7 week classroom component. They will also be assisted with obtaining employment in an area of their choosing (with ongoing support), and can access on-the-job support on as-needed basis.
The program is a blend of in-person and online coursework; it includes workshops, certificates, an active job search component, and eligibility for 8 weeks of wage subsidy. Participants even have the chance to develop their skills in a food security initiative which benefits people in need in our community. Check out this video about that initiative: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrp_rPuynAc
Potential participants: we provide ongoing information sessions, referrals, and intake interviews to ensure your readiness for the program.
For more information, email JETS@beaconcs.ca or phone 778-265-2585. One of our friendly staff members will be happy to talk with you!
Beacon hosts JETS at a downtown Victoria location (1452 Elford St. Victoria, BC, V8S 3S8). We gratefully acknowledge the City of Victoria for granting a Permissive Tax Exemption to Beacon Community Services for this and other sites.