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STARTE (Employment Services program with film industry training) for people ineligible for EI

This exciting 6-week Skills Training and Readiness to Employment (STARTE) initiative for Victoria area residents prepares and introduces you for possible jobs in the film industry. It also strengthens skills that are useful in other fields.

Click here to check out some of the projects they’ve worked on – you too can be a part of this fantastic free program designed for emerging filmmakers looking for basic training in the film industry!

Next intake is March 5. For more information, call 778-265-2585.

High-impact job readiness workshops include:

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Personality Dimensions
  • Successful Interview Techniques
  • Job Preparation
  • FITS – Film Industry Training and Skills.

STARTE also offers 12 weeks of supported job search and the option of a 12 week work experience opportunity through qualified and interested employers.

Funded by the Province and the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Job Fund. Participants must be:

  • Working less than 20 hours/week; and/or
  • Unemployed
  • Not in school full-time
  • Not on Employment Insurance (IE) and not eligible for EI benefits

To register or get more information, please call 778-265-2585