Discover Smart Launch – a Skills Training Employment Program for young adults.

WHAT IS SMART LAUNCH?

SMART launch is an innovative FREE skills training employment program for your adults at risk to gain the skills necessary and exposure to the future world of work anticipated as part of the 4th Industrial Revolution. It’s a unique experience that allows for participants to carve their own path to employment through supported one on one employment coaching, weekly group sessions and regional employer visits along with access to a variety of supports.

WHO CAN APPLY?

Young adults aged 17-29 that are not in school, are either unemployed or precariously employed, and face one of the following challenges to employment:

  •       Current or former youth in care
  •       Housing instability
  •       Not completed high school
  •       Criminal justice involvement
  •       History of addictions and substance abuse
  •       Diagnosed mental health

WHAT IS AVAILABLE?

  • Have the opportunity to travel to other regional centres and meet employers to see what’s happening for employment
  • Get certificates like Foodsafe, First Aid, Traffic Control based on your own identified need
  • Access to funding for longer term occupational skills training opportunities.
  • Wage subsidies, job coaching and placement support
  • Refreshments, transportation, childcare supports and equipment/clothing allowance is provided

HOW CAN I APPLY?

Intakes are ongoing. To learn more about this program and how it benefits job seekers, employers and our communities, contact smartlaunch@kcds.ca

Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development