Previous Experience and New Skills Pay Off
April 23, 2021
Bruce came to the Langley WorkBC Centre looking for help to re-entre the workforce. Family issues and back problems had kept Bruce out of the labour market since September 2019. Bruce wanted help to find a job that would not be physically demanding and, hopefully, use some of his previous experience as a bike mechanic.
Bruce attended a series of job search workshop and met with an Employment Placement Specialist and with a Career Coach. Skills upgrading was suggested to help Bruce acquire marketable skills that would lead to sustainable employment. BCIT’s 20-week Motorcycle and Power Equipment Technician Foundation program was identified as an excellent option as it matched Bruce’s interests – he works on his own motorcycle in his free time – and would build on skills and experiences he had gained in previous work. The program has seen a 96% employment rate for its graduates.
After completing the program, Bruce worked with his Employment Placement Specialist to find work in the field, at a job that allows him to work from a seated position when needed and its close to home!
Bruce is very happy with his new career and the support he received from the Langley WorkBC staff!