Penticton Indian Band
Penticton Indian Band has had another very busy and successful year in 2016-2017. Time has just flown by. I have been serving my Community for the past 6 years as the EAS Employment Coordinator. Service Canada is our main source of funding, and there is always new challenges and hurdles that we have contend with to provide the best service for our clients. I always ensure best interest of my clients come first as it is my primary goal to help clients succeed.
OTDC offers a course seat purchase for people looking to obtain a trade through the ITA or career certification through colleges or workplace training programs. We can offer a wage subsidy for up to a minimum 20 weeks as long as they have a guaranteed job at the end of training. OTDC also has a 3 year partnership established with PIB Social Development. We assist in getting clients trained and ready for the workforce. One of the tools that the Social Development team utilizes is the Employment Readiness Scale Assessment (ERS). Its purpose is to measure a client’s strengths and weaknesses. This provides valuable information to assist me in helping clients be successful. This process is another way to help client get training, work experience and/or practical experience to develop workplace skills, improve employability and job readiness. This includes – wage subsidy, work clothes and certification, and short term courses such as WHIMAS and First Aid Driver Training – Class 5. This does not cover past driving infraction fines for Driver Training Programs...
Read our entire annual report in the: OTDC Annual Report 2016/17