Sindy’s Success Story

Nelson—Sindy Stringer finally knows what she wants to be when she grows up, thanks to an employment program offered by Kootenay Career Development Society. Sindy took the RAFT program—short for Retail, Accommodation, Food Service and Tourism, in fall 2019. Today, she is living her dream as a cannabis consultant supervisor in Castlegar. Salmo resident Sindy…

After a Long Career, More Success

Nelson—At 66, Grant Clubine wasn’t ready to retire. But after spending most of his adult life as a journeyman electrician, Grant no longer felt a spark for the profession. Seeking support for a career change, Grant met with an employment counsellor at WorkBC who referred him to the RAFT program. RAFT is a free, five-week…

Sherry and Ryan Serving up Success!

Nelson—Married couple Sherry and Ryan are living in a mansion and training to be chefs partly due to their participation in a Kootenay Career Development Society’s (KCDS) employment program. For 15 years the Canadian pair had worked abroad—Sherry taught English, Ryan worked in the oil and gas industry. Their livelihoods took them to Qatar, Saudi…