City of Vancouver
City of Surrey
Vancouver Public Library
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation to learn a multitude of skills that enable our Aboriginal learners to evolve and adapt to changes within the workplace.
Our innovative approach to training is focused on the development of job skills required for specific job positions. Through this bridge of employer partnerships and customized training, our Aboriginal learners have the tools to support continued successful employment.
Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures is offering a 9-week Essential Skills enhancement program for those interested in a career in the Clerical/Administrative sector.
The 9-week Essential Skills program will take place at the ESAF site in New Westminster, where participants will delve into lessons and activities designed to enhance their Workplace Essential Skills. Learning is in an interactive classroom environment and will consist of a combination of: one to one teaching, self-directed and experiential learning in a group environment; participants will be exposed to authentic workplace documents and scenarios, workshops and a Library site tour to develop workplace specific Essential Skills.
During the program, participants will be provided an opportunity to interview with the City of Surrey and City of Vancouver HR Departments for potential hire into entry level auxiliary positions such as:
Office Support Clerk 1 - Clerk 2
Circulation Services Clerk
Community Services Assistant 2/Cashier Receptionist
The compensation for these positions varies from approximately $18.00 to $22.18 per hour with an additional 12% in lieu of vacation and benefits.
For more information about the Essential Skills for Aboriginal Futures program, please contact an Employment Counsellor at one of the following ACCESS Employment Assistance Services Offices:
ACCESS Employment Assistance Services
Suite 110-1607 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7
Tel: 604 251-7955 Fax: 604 251-7954
ACCESS Aboriginal Connections to Employment
390 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T1
Tel: 604 687-7480 Fax: 604 687-7481
ACCESS ATEC Employment & Training
10757 – 138th Street
Surrey, BC V3T 4K8
Tel: 778-395-0385 Fax: 604-581-0944
ESAF is located at:
735 Carnarvon Street
New Westminster, BC V3M 1E6
Tel: 604 521-5929 Fax: 604 521-5931