OTDC Success Stories 2015 - 2016

OTDC Success Stories

June 07, 2016 - Service Area report for OTDC - OTDC Annual Report June 2015-2016
Employment Counselor: Cheryl Dekock

Penticton Indian Band has had another very busy and successful year in 2015-2016. Time has just flown by; I can’t believe that I have been helping serve my Community for the last 5 years as the EAS Employment Coordinator. Every year you learn something new all a great experience. This year I have learned a lot more about the Service Canada which is where the funding comes from and all the new changes and hurdles that we have to jump through in order to get the best service for our clients....  Click link below to download and read the entire report.

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Course / Seat Purchase

OBJECTIVE: To purchase institutional training from a public or a registered private institution on behalf of clients. Training must meet a Labour Market demand to ensure individuals are able to secure employment on completion of the training or have the prerequisits to attend college or university. This could involve the purchase of a single seat or the purchase of an entire course.

Human Resource Investment Fund

BENEFITS: To assist individuals (on EI or Reachback) to prepare for, obtain & maintain employment or self-employment. This could involve work experience projects, the purchase of training, wage subsidies for employers and/or limited assistance in launching a business.

Job Development Wage Subsidy

(Individual & Projects)

OBJECTIVE: To assist long-term unemployed or those at risk of becoming long-term unemployed by providing training and/or work experience opportunities that should lead to continuing or future employment for individuals requiring assistance to overcome labour market barriers. This could involve employing one or more individuals in new or vacant positions or projects designed to meet community needs or work experience for students over 30.

Youth / Student Development

OBJECTIVE: To assist youth & students in preparing for their future entry into the labour market. This could involve providing training, work experience, diagnostic testing, life skills, job readiness, community work projects or entrepreneurial skills for youth 15 - 29 years.  Students may be hired through the provision of a wage subsidy to employers or an allowance/bonus.

Are you eligible?

All aboriginal peoples regardless of status (Status, Non-status, Inuit) living within the OTDC Service Area are eligible.


For Program ApplicationsAssistance and Employment Counselling, you need to contact an Employment & Training Coordinator at an OTDC Service Centre in your area. 

Click here to learn How To Apply.

Karen Abramsen - OTDC Manager
Phone: (250) 769-1977 Cell: 250-212-2999
Fax: (250) 769-1866
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1

Debbie Conlin - OTDC Administrator
Phone: (250) 542-0045 Cell: 250-550-6701
Fax: (250) 549-7175
Suite 339, 101-1865 Dilworth Dr.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 9T1