Success and Challenges at the Skills
With the Provincial Government changes and a proposal call issued by
Human Resources Development Canada to operate a Work Service Centre in
Revelstoke, the Career Centre Society staff spent much time over the
summer writing proposals.
It was hoped that
the Society proposals would be accepted for the Provincial Training For
Jobs program and that HRDC would deem the Society as the best suited
agency to continue to deliver the employment services currently being
delivered at the Revelstoke Community Career Centre. Unfortunately the
Revelstoke Community Career Centre Society was not successful in
achieving either of these contracts.
With the completion
of the Employment Assistance Services contract July 1, 2001 to June 30,
2002 at the Career Centre the records of client use and achievement of
employment significantly exceeded the HRDC targets. The following chart
summarizes the extent to which Revelstoke people use the services at the
Career Centre and the extent to which the Career Centre exceeded the
Action Plans Started
Placed in Jobs
|* Because of the
seasonal nature of work the same client may reuse the employment
services during the year because there is a need to find employment
conducted with 109 clients in June showed that 95% of clients rated the
Career Centre Services as Satisfactory to Excellent. The best indicator
of client satisfaction was that 98% of clients would recommend these
services to their friends.
Referrals to the
HRDC Skills Enhancement Program were high and 54 individuals received
some financial assistance to enhance their skills during the contract
Seven clients were
involved in the employment Wage Subsidy Program for the year. This is a
particularly low number of participants and Employers are encouraged to
find out more about this program to receive assistance for employees who
require some training.
Youth Employment Strategy was completed and distributed to participants
in the development of the Strategy and to many community organizations.
If you wish a copy and did not receive one, contact Carol Powadiuk at
the Skills Centre 837-4239 for a copy of the Strategy.
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