Employment & Training | Youth

Employment & Training | Youth

Navigating Your Future

Steps to Success

Taking a holistic approach, we empower youth to return to school or secure employment. Our programs feature interactive training and comprehensive support, and may also offer wage support. With guidance and assistance, youth can confidently take those crucial next steps.

Jumpstart Employment, Training & Skills (JETS)

Please note, this program is currently on hold.

JETS, located in Greater Victoria CRD, helps individuals find employment or return to school. Our seven-week pre-employment program for youth ages 16–30 offers minimum wage compensation during the group training, which features interactive sessions in an open circle format. Join us to build connections, develop valuable skills for a competitive edge in the workforce and access a blend of in-person and online coursework, including assessments, workshops, certificates, guided job search and interview techniques. Intake is continuous throughout the year.

  • checkmark icon Paid employment training
  • checkmark icon Maximum of 10 participants per group
  • checkmark icon Wage subsidy for up to eight weeks
  • checkmark icon One-on-one job search planning 
  • checkmark icon Active job search support
  • checkmark icon Nutritious snacks
  • checkmark icon Career exploration
  • checkmark icon Personal goal setting
  • checkmark icon Healthy lifestyle awareness
  • checkmark icon Team building
  • checkmark icon Communication skills
  • checkmark icon Budgeting and personal finance
  • checkmark icon Computer skill building
  • checkmark icon Hidden job market and networking
  • checkmark icon Resumes and cover letters
  • checkmark icon Interview preparation
  • checkmark icon Paid certification opportunities

Beacon hosts JETS at 1452 Elford St. Victoria, BC. We gratefully acknowledge the City of Victoria for granting a Permissive Tax Exemption to Beacon Community Services for this and other sites.


If you’re over 18, not currently in school and are returning to work, facing a layoff or just looking for skill development, we offer guidance, assistance and potential financial support for eligible individuals. This support includes expenses related to training programs, job searches or starting a job. Financial assistance may also be available for individuals with disabilities at significant risk of losing employment due to their disability. Please note, some eligibility criteria may apply.

Free access to:
  • checkmark icon Computers and printers
  • checkmark icon Photocopiers
  • checkmark icon Faxes
  • checkmark icon Employment workshops
  • checkmark icon Expert advice from certified career development and recruitment professionals



9860 Third St.


Monday 8:30 a.m.–7 p.m. 
Tuesday–Friday 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Salt Spring Island

258 Fulford Ganges Rd.


Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.–5:00 p.m. 
Wednesday 10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Central Saanich (Brentwood Bay)

7060 West Saanich Rd.


Tuesday & Thursday 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Youth Engagement Program

The Youth Engagement Program (YEP) provides youth ages 13–18 in School District 63 with volunteer and work experience opportunities. YEP partners with a number of diverse community groups to provide youth volunteers for community events and programs—many involving an intergenerational component, such as volunteering at SHOAL Centre events.

Program Benefits
  • checkmark icon Opportunity for life experience and skill building
  • checkmark icon Promotes accessibility and inclusiveness
  • checkmark icon Available to youth of all abilities
  • checkmark icon Receive mentorship and support 
  • checkmark icon Free to participate

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