COTR offers training for mature job seekers

College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus will be offering training for individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 looking to return to work.

College of the Rockies’ Fernie campus, along with the Kimberley and Invermere campuses, will be offering training aimed at more mature workers. The Older Workers program will provide training for individuals between the ages of 55 and 64 who are currently unemployed and looking to return to work.

The 14-week program includes 10 weeks of instruction in areas like computers, soft-skills, workplace skills and job search strategies.  Following the course will be a four-week job placement.  Participants will receive payment for their time in the program.

Training will consist of six sessions throughout the East Kootenays, running in Fernie on October 16 and again in January 2013. It will also be offered in Cranbrook on October 15 and in Invermere in November.

“BC Stats lists the Kootenays as having the highest unemployment rate in BC at 9.4%, said Kimberley Campus Manager, Mike Flowers. “We are hoping to help address that through this training.”

Currently, roughly one quarter of the East Kootenay’s population is in the 55 to 64 age bracket.

 

Just Posted

Fernie and RCMP go to court over city log books in fatal ammonia leak probe

Log books center stage in clashing of investigations between the city and RCMP

Peanut Butter Campaign supports local food banks

Both Save On Foods in Fernie and Overwaitea in Sparwood participated in… Continue reading

VIDEO: Explorers uncover Canada’s deepest cave in Fernie

The cave, named Bisaro Anima, was confirmed to have broken the record on New Year’s Day

New Glade ferry enters testing phase

The Glade II will be able to carry heavier loads and will emit less greenhouse gases.

Freezing rain warning in effect for B.C. Southern Interior

Environment Canada issued the freezing rain warning for most of the Southern Interior Tuesday morning

B.C. cougar kitten rescued after mother struck by vehicle

Conservation Officers find home for young kitten found dehydrated and frostbitten near Williams Lake

VIDEO: Thousands join women’s march events across B.C.

Today marks one year since the first Women’s March on Washington

Global accessibility advocate brings efforts home

Fernie has third world accessibility problems, says Cotton

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

B.C. woman who forged husband’s will gets house arrest

Princeton Judge says Odelle Simmons did not benefit from her crime

Women’s movement has come a long way since march on Washington: Activists

Vancouver one of several cities hosting event on anniversary of historic Women’s March on Washington

Liberals’ 2-year infrastructure plan set to take 5: documents

Government says 793 projects totalling $1.8 billion in federal funds have been granted extensions

Workers shouldn’t be used as ‘pawns’ in minimum wage fight: Wynne

Comments from Kathleen Wynne after demonstrators rallied outside Tim Hortons locations across Canada

Most Read